Please remember that our council Christmas Party is Wednesday evening (Dec. 4, 2013) at 6:30. DGK Trevor Bills and Zack's Fire and Ice are providing dinner and we've arranged to have the event in Zwisler Hall in anticipation of a great turn-out of Knights and their families. After dinner we will be showing A Charlie Brown Christmas on the big screen. If you haven't RSVP'd to Trevor, please email him right away to tell him how many to expect from your family. His address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be no business meeting, but there are a couple things:
• Bring a dessert to share
Also bring a few dollars for a raffle that will help the Halo Foundation
continue its support of Hurricane Sandy survivors. We obtained a beautiful nativity set from Supreme that will be the grand prize.
Congratulations and thank you to all who competed in this year’s St. Sebastian Knights of Columbus 5k Race Around the Park & Family Fun Run. Participants from as far away as California were able to avoid the rain and enjoy the brisk morning. With the support of our sponsors including OGS Industries and Inspiron Logistics, 80 volunteers, and nearly 350 participants, the event once again was successful. Proceeds raised will aid in the charitable works of the Knights of Columbus. We look forward to next year’s 4th Annual race on October 18, 2014.
Special congratulations to our overall male and female finishers
MALE OVERALL RESULTS
|Place ||Name ||Age||Time ||Pace |
| 1||Nick Seller|| 35||17:50.0 ||5:45|
| 2||Dean Beddon|| 15||18:15.0||5:53|
| 3||Kevin Murphy|| 34||18.51.0||6:05|
FEMALE OVERALL RESULTS
|Place ||Name ||Age||Time ||Pace |
| 1||Theresa Hagey|| 10||22.54.0|| 7:23|
| 2||Danelle Villers|| 38||22.54.0|| 7:23|
| 3||Natalie Tobin|| 11||22.55.0|| 7:23|
Students from St. Sebastian, Our Lady of the Elms, St. Vincent St. Mary, STEM, and Miller South who competed in this year’s Kids Challenge amassed 154.3 miles. Congratulations to the St. Sebastian 6th grade classes who narrowly edged out the St. Sebastian 3rd and St. Sebastian 5th grade classes. An in-class pizza party will be scheduled for the 6th grade classes with your
| Place|| Name|| Miles|
| 1|| St. Sebastian 6th|| 28.9|
| T2/3|| St. Sebastian 5th|| 28.8|
| T2/3|| St. Sebastian 3th|| 28.8|
Place Name Miles
1 St. Sebastian 6th 28.9
T2/3 St. Sebastian 5th 28.8
T2/3 St. Sebastian 3rd 28.8
Visitors to Forest Lodge Park, one of Akron’s most visible and heavily used recreation areas, are noticing a new brick patio next to the lodge building. It’s the work of about 50 community volunteers and City of Akron workers who committed a recent Saturday morning to the neighborhood improvement project.
Several volunteers performing cleanup and spreading mulch.
Knights of Columbus families from neighboring St. Sebastian Parish, volunteers from nearby block watch groups, members of Boy Scout Troop #96, and city workers created the patio from used street brick, donated and delivered to the site by the city. Also pitching in were City Council members Marilyn Keith (Ward 8) and Russ Neal (Ward 4), and Akron’s Director of Neighborhood Assistance, John Valle.
Chris Morris is shown here preparing to install the final brick.
Acting under the supervision of Firestone High School senior Chris Morris, who coordinated the effort as his Eagle Scout project, the volunteers also installed new mulch for the park’s two playground areas and several flowerbeds. Keep Akron Beautiful provided the tools through its Community Pride trailer and West Akron Baseball League officers provided lunch for the workers when they wrapped-up.
Valle, who helped bring the groups together as a community building activity, cited the event as the city’s largest such activity of the year.
Looking for something to do with the Kids on September 21, 2013 (besides baseball, soccer, and the pool), consider popping over to the Highland Square Theater for a showing of Disney's “Planes”. Entry is free, however kids are asked to bring food donations for People's Choice Food Pantry and "Sarah's House". Prize drawings for free bicycles will be held. The event is graciously hosted by District 4 County Councilman and fellow brother Knight Frank Comunale. Doors open at 9:15am.
Knights of Columbus member Mike Palko has been named the July “Knight of the Month.” Mike is the unofficial parish photographer and recently completed a remarkable photo album as a going-away present for Fr. Matt Pfeiffer. The album included more than 1000 photos of St. Sebastian parishioners, church and school activities, and organizations so Father would have a remembrance of his first assignment.
Mike also made sure parishioners had an opportunity to sign their photos and offer a special memory. Mike presented the album to Fr. Pfeiffer at his going-away party in June.
The Knights also recognized and thanked the members of the parish maintenance and custodial staffs as “Honorary Knights of the Month.” Their work around the campus in the recent storm clean-up was remarkable. In particular, the Knights are grateful for the staff’s work saving Forest Lodge, the site of the regular KofC meetings. During the height of the flooding, the Lodge had three feet of water against its lower doors. Most of the clean-up was done by noon the next day.
The staffs include Aaron Salisbury, Fred Loria, Letha Cotter, Ed Goodrum, Richard Green, Donny Hamilton, Tom Hostetler Jr., David McDay, Greg Oden and Kelly Seikel. The Knights treated them to a barbeque.
St. Sebastian's KofC Council 14255 is wrapping up its sixth fraternal year. Last week, we elected the men who will handle our council's leadership in the coming fraternal year. Please give them your congratulations and full support. The officers for the 2013-14 fraternal year are:
- Grand Knight: SK Jeff Davis
- Deputy Grand Knight: Trevor Bills
- Chancellor: SK Greg Obringer
- Treasurer: SK Ron Smetana
- Recorder: John Kendrick
- Warden: PGK Bernard Smith
- Advocate: Mike Fallucco
- Inside Guard: Mark Smith
- Outside Guards: SK Ron Shaw
- Trustees: SK Ted Varga (3-year), SK Kurt Minson (2-year) and PGK David Huckabee (1-year)
Sir Knights Deacon Terry Peacock and John Wilson will continue in their respective appointed positions of Chaplain and Financial Secretary. Many thanks to all these Knights for their commitment.
Several program chairmanships are available for men who would like to step up and volunteer: Church, Family, Community, and Council. Our existing programs are some of the best in the state, so these positions are ideal for men who want to learn more about council operations and prepare themselves for future leadership. Please contact Trevor Bills or Greg Obringer right away if you are interested. We need to get your name to Supreme headquarters by the end of the month.