On Saturday, October 13, 2018 the Knight of the Year for fraternal year 2017-2018 was announced. Let us all congratulate Don on his selection.
On Saturday, October 13, at the hall, Brother Knights, wives, and friends, gathered to attend the banquet to proclaim the next Knight of the Year (“KOY”). About 60 people attended. Mike Petrilli, current “KOY,” and Dave Thompson, Immediate Past Grand Knight, were our hosts.
The banquet was catered by The Colosseum of Salem, and featured appetizers, salad, shrimp cocktail, and a variety of Italian main courses and side dishes. Mike “recruited” his family as servers, so wife Kathleen and sons and daughters-in-law, along with Dave and his wife Lorraine, worked quickly to satisfy the hungry party goers. Fr. Vincent gave the blessing; “Ski and the 99ers” entertained us with jokes, voice and guitar covers of songs suited to us “older generation.” (And we could still talk among ourselves, the music didn't overpower our ears! -ed)
After dinner, Dave Thompson read the names and accomplishments of the past twelve Knights of the Month, and then, drum roll please... announced Don Simmons as the new Knight of the Year. Congratulations, Don!
And we could dance the night away after to some good music.
For all the info, see the newsletter edition for October, 2018.
Each month, a Brother Knight is selected as the Knight of the Month by the current year Grand Knight, in recognition of their service to the Church, Council and Community. Council 4442's Knight of the Year is selected from these worthy Knights.