Saturday, June 1st was the annual Maryhill Knights of Columbus Appreciation Night which was held at the Maryhill Heritage Park Community Centre. The celebration began at 5 p.m. with the spaghetti dinner being made and served by Tim Runstedler Grand Knight of St. Aloysius Church, his wife and some members of that council #17194.
Stephen Foerster Grand Knight Tim Vegh welcomed everyone present. He thanked many people who help in keeping the Maryhill Council alive and vibrant. Special awards were the 134th – 2016 supreme convention medal with embossed pictures of St. Jean de Brebuef and St. Kateri Tekakwitha. Receiving these awards were Elmer Zettel for his work as treasurer for the Maryhill Knights Incorporated – keeping the books and submitting paper work to the government each year as required.
Other members receiving awards were Mike Runstedler who for the past 10 years has been fundraising chair for the Vegas Nights and the Monsignor Foerster Charities. Son Tom Runstedler, who is recorder for the Knights received his medal for his chairing the Golf Tournament for several years and this year taking over the Car Show duties.
Gerry Goetz is Right to Life Liaison with Kitchener-Waterloo and area and the Guelph and Area (which includes keeping in touch with other organizations involved with Life issues) and sending get well cards to the sick. He also helps to prepare the Knightly Informer and mails out and hand delivers many Informers to those members who live close by.
This year’s “Knight of the Year” award was presented to Doug Zinger who for the past 10 years has worked diligently to make the annual car show the great success it has become. He starts right after the last car show working on getting sponsors, prizes for the raffle tickets. Organizing the entertainment. In other words Doug was the chairman and did everything and wife Sandra made sure the kitchen flowed properly. They also have helped in preparing this year’s car show.
It takes close to 40 people to help run this day from registering to selling tickets
Music for the evening was supplied by the popular Melody Train which had the audience clapping and singing along.