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Holliston Knights of Columbus Draw Their 12th Charity Raffle

Oct 27, 2020 09:45AM ● By Chuck Tashjian

It wasn’t the Celebrate Holliston stage at Goodwill Park this year, but COVID-19 didn’t stop the Knights of Columbus St. Mary’s Council 4224 Annual Charity Raffle from being drawn, this year at HCAT studios.

Proceeds Benefit Local Causes

The Holliston Knights of Columbus, St. Mary’s Council 4224, held their 12th annual raffle in a virtual way this year, choosing to draw the winners live on Holliston Cable Access Television’s studio at Holliston High School on Saturday, September 26, 2020. The raffle winners included:

Cathy Parker, West Hartford, CT, (ticket 1499), Grand Prize $1,000

Elizabeth Moody, Holliston
(ticket 2589), $500

Emily Gardner, Holliston
(ticket 2302), $250

Homes for Our Troops, Taunton, (ticket 3174), $150

Kevin Stuart, (ticket 2506), $100 

As it usually does on the day of Celebrate Holliston, the Knights of Columbus presented proceeds from the raffle to The Holliston Pantry Shelf, which was received by Pantry Shelf past president Steve Bradford, as well as to the Holliston Senior Center, this year received by newly named Assistant Director Brian Perkins. The Knights of Columbus made a total of $12,000 in donations, in the following amounts:

• $3,500 - Holliston Pantry Shelf

• $3,500 - Senior Support Foundation (Holliston Senior Center)

• $3,500 - Homes for Our Troops (based in Taunton, MA and building specialized homes for disabled veterans)

• $1,000 - Habitat for Humanity

• $500 - iPods for Wounded Veterans (which gives electronic equipment [iPods, iPads, e-readers, etc., to wounded veterans in hospitals) based in Wilmington, MA

This year's funds bring St. Mary’s Council 4224’s twelve-year fund-raising donations to $234,000.  We're praying for a Covid-free, healthy 2021 so everyone can help us break the Quarter of a Million Dollars ($250,000!!!) mark in donations. Each and every one of the organizations which we try to support were hit hard by the pandemic both financially and by increased cries for help this year.  We simply must go all out to give them even more support next year.

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