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Pancake Breakfast Update 2014-April


On Saturday, April 7, the Knights of Columbus, along with the St. Walter's Moms Group, sponsored an Easter Egg Hunt for children aged ten and younger on the Parish grounds. The eager kids were very quick to claim 3,000 eggs generously proviced by the Knights. The eggs were purchased from Sunny Bunny Easter Eggs, an organization entirely staffed by individuals with developmental disabilities. In addition to the many Knights who brought their children and grandchildren to hunt for eggs, several Knights graciously assisted with publicity and making sure the event ran smoothly. Brother Doug Gaster provided his creative talent in designing posters and a church Bulletin announcement to promote the hunt. Brothers Jay Schabelski, Bill Stolpe, Bill Gonzalez, John Baumgart, and Terry Clark assisted in setting up the hunt area and directing participants and their families. And finally, the Easter bunny took time out to pose for pictures on what was surely his busiest weekend of the year. Everyone went home happy and the Moms Group and Parish are grateful for the Council's participation in what promises to become an annual St. Walter's tradition.


Kids and kids at heart were on hand to enjoy a raucous night of Chicago Wolves Hockey with the Pope John Council 5732 on Saturday February 25. This was the 4th consecutive year for such an outing for the Council, and this year was particularly special for the Knights. The entire evening was an event coordinated by the Chicago Wolves Hockey organization involving multiple Knights of Columbus councils from around the region. Knights of the Fourth Degree from one a Council in Berwyn supplied a four-man Color Guard for the Canadian and United States national anthems. Members of our Council, Brothers Bill Stolpe, Joe Schabelski, and Eric Growney brought a total of 10 family members to enjoy the event, joined by Brother John Baumgart who accompanied four members of his Special Olympics bowling team. All enjoyed a spirited game, unfortunate defeat, hot dogs, soda pop, souvenirs and treasured memories of time spent together. The nineteen participants for the event also raised $72 for the Council from the ticket proceeds, which will be used to fund the various charitable activities and causes of the Council.

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