Friday, December 11, 2009

Knights of Columbus in Action

I wanted to end the week on a positive note.

My good friend Melvin, passed along his copy of Columbia, the monthly magazine of the Knights of Columbus and asked me to highlight two items.

First, the Maryland and DC State Councils and the American Wheelchair Mission (a division of Global Wheelchair Mission) celebrated Veteran's Day by distributing 110 wheelchairs to verterals at the Washington DC VA Medical Center. For more information, go to:

The Knighs of Fr. Andrew White Assembly in Ridge, MD adopted a one-mile stretch of Route 5 (Maryland) and were shown picking up litter.

Finally, a reader sent me a note about a fundraiser sponsored by the Fr. Rosensteel Assembly (Silver Spring, MD) entitled: A Celtic Christmas Concert.

The Bog Band will be performing a Celtic Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 20th, 4 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall in Silver Spring, MD.

The concert will feature Bog Band arrangements of traditional Celtic Christmas tunes, songs, and dance, and will be great way for the whole family to celebrate the season.

Proceeds from the concert will be split evenly between the Bog Band and the Knights of Columbus charities. The Bog Band will be traveling to County Kerry in July as part of an exchange program organized by our local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann. Knights of Columbus charities include: St. Joseph House, Special Olympics, Diocesan Seminarians, Sherpherds Table, S.O.M.E., and Catholic Charities among others.

The Bog Band, which has appeared in numerous prestigious local venues over the years, continues to provide a great entertainment value to audiences who appreciate traditional Irish music, while also helping to raisefunds for charities deserving of our financial assistance. To date, the Bog Band has helped raise more than $10,000 for numerous charities, including The Alanna Lake Memorial Endowment Seed Fund at Washington Waldorf School, The McKenna Center, and Justice for Children.

Advance Tickets: $10 adult; $5 child; or $30 per family
Tickets at the Door: $15 adult; $10 child; $50 per family

Send check payable to "Knights of Columbus" with note "Bog Band Celtic Christmas" to attention of:
George Carter

Knights of Columbus Hall
9707 Rosensteel Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

email: ggc35@comcast. netphone: 301-412-1809

Please consider coming to event as part of your celebration of the year-end holiday. Thanks much foryour consideration and your support. We wish you happy holidays and continued health,wealth and success in the coming new year! If you want to read more about the bog band go to

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