The Knights of Columbus, Berkeley Springs Council 12191

 

 

The Knights of Columbus, Berkeley Springs Council presented a $700.00 check to Widmyer Elementary Special Ed teacher Mary Vivian Hornbreaker and a $1000.00 check to Eagle Intermediate Special Ed. teacher Melanie Jeck for discretional use in their respective classrooms. The money was raised by the Knights during their “Tootsie Roll” campaign at the Food Lion in Morgan County and the Spring Mills WalMart in Berkeley County. The “Tootsie Roll” campaign is a nationwide effort by the Knights of Columbus to raise funds and awareness for children and adults with intellectual learning disabilities or other mental handicaps. In West Virginia, a small portion of the money collected by all local councils is pooled in a special account to be distributed by grant to institutions or organizations for special projects to help the mentally challenged. Each year, a large grant is given to the State Special Olympics from the pool. Any local organization or institution with a special project which will assist the mentally challenged can apply for a grant by contacting the local K of C Council through St. Vincent de Paul Church (304 258-1311)