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Beatrice Council 1723 recently conducted their semi-annual roadside clean up covering three miles of roadside. Assisting the Knights were also members of the National Honor Society earning community service hours. Two pickups worth of trash was cleaned from the roadsides.

Tootsie Roll Drive a Success

Beatrice Knights of Columbus Council 1723 Tootsie Roll Chairman, Joe Billesbach recently presented a check totaling $1,000 to Jerry Campbell, Director of Mosaic - Beatrice Campus. The money comes from the Knights of Columbus annual Tootsie Roll Drive which assists organizations both locally and statewide that serve children and adults with intellectual disabilities. K of C Council 1723 Tootsie Roll Drive Chairman, Joe Billesbach, noted the strong support of Beatrice Businesses and individuals made this year’s drive very successful.

Annual Clean Up Day

Beatrice Knight of Columbus after the street and road cleanup. The council pickups trash twice a year town and also do a road cleanup.

Beatrice Knight of Columbus
in the Beatrice Homestead Day Parade

Carrying the banner on the left is Mike Policky and on the right is Bob Koenig.
Homestead activities include the parade, bike ride, 5k walk/run and many things for the family to do Wednesday through Sunday during the third week of June.

3rd Annual Fireworks Sale

Beatrice Council 1723 held its 3rd Annual Fireworks Tent Sale early this July. The major KC fundraiser of the year, a signup sheet in the back of St. Joseph Church draws volunteer from the parish who help with the many hours needed to run this event and also gets many parish and family members involved.

This project take three to nine volunteer each day, from 8 am – 11 pm, starting on July 1st and going until 11pm on the 4th to run the tent itself. Volunteers also spend the night in the tent over a four night period. Volunteers also spend many hours setting out the tables and checking on the fireworks and putting them back into the trailer after the 4th.

This year the tent was in the St. Joseph School parking lot. This parking lot needs to be repaired or replaced and the Knights donated $2,000 to help with the cost.

The fireworks stand raises money annually for some of the worthy causes that they help out with, which include annual scholarships for Beatrice High School seniors, and youth basketball competitions.

Beatrice Knights Family Picnic

The Beatrice Knights have a family picnic every year to honor all the projects they do over the course of the year. everyone enjoys a meal, visits and enjosy the evening while the kids run around and have fun together.