ST. JOHN VIANNEY
SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT
KOC SUPER BINGO RAISES $35,000.00 FOR CAMP TA KUM TA
On Sunday, April 2nd, the South Burlington Knights of Columbus Super Bingo raised $35,000.00 for Camp Ta Kum Ta. Held at the Sheraton Burlington nearly 500 enthusiastic bingo players came out to play, win and help Camp Ta Kum Ta's mission.
In addition to big money prizes, local merchants donated merchandise; gift certificates and a silent auction were held to raise funds for Camp Ta Kum Ta.
All proceeds from the Super Bingo go to help kids with cancer enjoy a week at Camp Ta Kum Ta. Camp Ta Kum Ta provides a week in a safe and loving environment for children who have or have had cancer. Camp exists for Vermont and Northern New York children at no cost to their families.
This is the 31st year of the South Burlington Knights have produced this annual event. At the Super Bingo, Executive Director Hattie Johnson acknowledged that the Knight's giving to Camp will exceed the $1 million mark with this year's Super Bingo.
SUPER BOWL PARTY & CHILI COOK OFF
Sunday, February 5th saw the first annual SJV Super Bowl Party and Chili Cook Off. Held in the parish center the event was a hit for everyone that attended. It was a real nail biter all the way from start to finish. Super Bowl LI, had gone into overtime and produced the first 5th quarter win ever. Going late didn't deter the SJV parishioners who stayed all the way to the end. Besides all the fun and good food that was had by all, valuable funds were raised to help offset the expenses of the recently installed new furnace in the SJV church.
KOC FREE THROW
Wednesday night, January 25th, saw the St. John Vianney CYO Boys Basketball teams come out for the KOC Free Throw Championship. Held at the SJV parish center the contest saw boys from ages 9-14 come out for the competition. It was all active around the rim as the shooters were allowed 15 attempts in making their baskets. Several age categories were represented and a great time was had by all. The evening's winners will advance on to district and state championships in late February.
Fall Harvest Dinner
On Saturday, October 15th, a fall harvest dinner was held to raise funds to support the American Wheelchair Mission. Nearly 100 guests enjoyed a bountiful turkey dinner as prepared by the wives of Council brothers. Special credit for meal preparation goes to Sandy Stevens, Linda Hemond and Lucy Marston. After the wonderful turkey dinner guests were able to work some of the calories off by dancing to music provided by the Gravelin Brothers Band. A good time was had by all. Enough funds were raised to purchase 2 wheelchairs.
Camp Ta Kum Ta Super Bingo Check Presentation
On Thursday, June 23rd Knights gathered at Camp Ta Kum Ta for the of the funds raised from this year's Super Bingo. The Super Bingo was held on April 3rd at the Sheraton Convention Center in South Burlington and over 400 area bingo players attended this annual event. Camp Ta Kum Ta graciously sponsored a thank you barbeque to show appreciation to members of Council # 7525 for their donation to Camp Ta Kum Ta. Pictured here are Lindsay Longe, Development Director at Camp TKT, Council Grand Knight Bernie Hemond and Hattie Johnson, Executive Director of Camp TKT. At the ceremony a check for $35,000.00 was presented to Camp Ta Kum Ta to aid in their mission in giving children with cancer a chance at enjoying a week at summer camp.
6th Annual Monsignor Thomas J. Ball Golf Tournament
On May 14th the 6th Annual Msgr. Ball Golf Tournament was held at the West Bolton Golf Club. Council members braved a warm, sunny, spring day to join 140 other golfers to play 18 holes in support of vocation discernment efforts in the Diocese of Burlington. Pictured above are members of Council # 7525 Jay Benson, Ted Barrett and Charles Brown. Not pictured is Brad Chenette who was behind the camera taking this image. To date 2 seminarians have been recruited as a direct result of the Msgr. Ball Tournament. Next year's tournament is scheduled for May 20th and is expected to be a sellout. For tournament reservation or if you have any questions, please contact Greg Clairmont, at 802.343.8446. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.