In observance of Columbus Day, Oct. 12, and the Monday holiday observance Oct. 13, the Alleghany Highlands Council 8689 Knights of Columbus placed the American flags on the K of C sign at each entrance to White Sulphur Springs.
In addition, the American flags were visible at each Catholic Church in the Greenbrier Valley area for the holiday.
Members of the Knights are planning two community activities in the month. One will be a blood mobile drive at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Parish Hall Friday, Oct. 24 and that blood drive will be open to the public from 3-7 p.m. Telephone 304-645-1373 and leave a message to sign up to give blood at the Red Cross bloodmobile.
Also, the annual drive to collect gently used coats, hats, toboggans and winter gloves has started and donations can be left at the St. Charles Borromeo Church at 325 West Main Street in White Sulphur Springs and on Sunday mornings 10-11 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Walnut Street at WV 63, Ronceverte. The coats will be distributed locally to children and adults in need.
Serving Greenbrier, Monroe, Pocahontas, Alleghany and Bath counties, the Alleghany Highlands Council has one round table which is a section of the Council centered at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Marlinton and serves needs in Pocahontas County as well as assisting Knights in their projects throughout the Alleghany Highlands and the Greenbrier Valley.
The Knights of Columbus is an international nonprofit Catholic men’s organization serving the needs of the communities, families, churches, youth and charities locally, state-wide, nationally and worldwide.