Catholics plan weekend fundraiser

Published 1:01 am Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Knights of Columbus at the Christ the King Catholic Church are having their first ever grilled chicken dinner this Saturday.

The dinner for four will include one whole Argentine grilled chicken, four pieces of corn on the cob, baked beans and rolls.

The dinner will be pick-up only from noon to 4 p.m., at Christ the King Catholic Church.

Carlos Botta, one of the Knights of Columbus members who will be cooking Saturday, said that he is hoping this event takes off.

“This is the first ever,” Botta said. “We really hope that it will take off so we can keep providing for the church.”

Botta said that every bit of the money raised will go to the St. Vincent De Paul Society.

“Every dollar that we raise will go straight to them,” Botta said. “This is really the only fundraiser that the church does for St. Vincent De Paul, so we are hoping that we raise a lot of money so that we can do this every year.”

Botta said that the ultimate goal is helping poor people.

“The St. Vincent De Paul Society does not only supply food for the poor,” Botta said. “They also help a lot with utility bills for the poor that can’t afford it, so it is important that we help them all that we can.”

The Knights of Columbus will start cooking early Saturday morning to have the chicken ready by noon.

“We will be offering Argentine style barbequed chicken,” Botta said. “All of the Knights will be there working together to make sure the food is ready by noon.”

Plates will cost $22 and will feed a family of four and all tickets are available from any Knight or anyone interested can call Christ the King at 334-222-4808.

The St. Vincent de Paul Society itself hands out more than 2,000 pounds of food each month, on the second and fourth Monday of each month, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and 2 p.m., until 3 p.m.