Knights honor officers, firefighters, AMR during annual chili fete Monday
The event drew a turnout of about 100 and the KCs served up heaping “bowls of red” with all the trimmings.
Mike Korenek, community activities chairman for the Knights, served as master of ceremonies and expressed the Knights’ appreciation for the firefighters, law officers and first responders.
“It is a privilege for us to hold this event each year and recognize you for your service to this area in enforcing the law and protecting our lives and property,” he said.
He also introduced Grand Knight Gary Darby and Gus Coelho, Council 7014 chaplain who gave the invocation.
Awarding of door prizes donated by Rockdale businesses and the Knights concluded the evening. Winners and donors were listed as follows:
Piano Bar $50 gift certificate, Ward Roddam; KCs $50 cash, Trinity Baxter; Piano Bar $50 certificate, Kami Yakesch; KCs $50 cash, J.D. Newlin; Citizens National Bank, metal cooler, Steven Cooper; Love’s Flowers, inspirational plaque, Wynema Adams; Lee’s Landing $25 certificate, Thomas Harris; Tisket A-Tasket fudge, Eric Towns; Gatti’s Pizza adult buffet, Helen Reyes.
Also, 5 Starr Car Wash deluxe wash with vacuum, Grace Gaston; Rockdale Federal Credit Union (RFCU) umbrella, Chip Dunsmor; Gatti’s Pizza adult buffet, Jerry Waggoner; Lee’s Landing T-shirt, Kay Fisher; 5 Starr Car Wash deluxe wash w/vacuum, John Youngblood; RFCU umbrella, Carol Wells; 5 Starr Car Wash, deluxe wash w/ vacuum, Trinity Gaston; Lee’s Landing $25 certificate, Earl Whitmore; Gatti’s Pizza adult buffet, David Greene; 5 Starr Car Wash we/vacuum, Johnnie Demsky; Gatti’s Pizza adult buffet, Wanda Waggoner; RFCU flash light, Herbie Vaughn; Lee’s Landing cap and koozie, Millie Mendoza.
Also, RFCU cap, Bill Cooke; 5 Starr Car Wash, deluxe wash w/ vacuum, Jaycee Stewart; RFCU cap, Pat Yakesch; KCs $25 cash, Zach Barks; KCs $25 cash, Twila Harris; KCs $25 cash, Ernie Glenn; KC’s $25 cash, Amy Caffey; Lee’s Landing cap and koozie, Nathan Newlin; 5 Starr Car Wash, deluxe wash w/vacuum, Ana Arriola.