Knights of Columbus honor safety crusaders

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Knights of Columbus hosts 34th annual award ceremony in Exeter to honor local first responders, public safety officers

EXETER – As a show of appreciation for those who serve to protect the safety of local communities, the Knights of Columbus 34th Annual Community Safety Recognition Dinner is once more giving first responders a chance to take the center stage.

The Knights of Columbus is hosting its 34th Annual Community Safety Recognition Dinner on March 2 at the Exeter Veterans Memorial District Hall to honor public safety workers who go the distance to keep their communities safe. The event, which is $30 per person, starts at 6 p.m. and for dinner, participants will be served a prime rib dinner.

“We want to invite the community so they can come, and (public safety workers) can see that we appreciate their service,” Grand Knight Rueben Rodriquez said.

Those receiving awards at the event include the local firemen, highway patrolmen, policemen, Tulare County Sheriff’s deputies and paramedics of Exeter, Farmersville, Tulare County and Woodlake. The award recipients will receive two free dinner tickets.

All names of presenters and recipients must be received by Feb. 14, and can be sent in via email at [email protected]. For more information, contact Grand Knight Rueben Rodriquez at 559-972-6817 or Nick Notarnicola at 559-690-9953.

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic organization which was established in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn., and a group of parishioners. Their intent is to bring financial aid and assistance to the sick, disabled and needy members of the community.

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