Knoxville, TN – Knights of Columbus Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Council 5207 in Knoxville has been awarded the distinction of the Double Star Council Award, the international organization’s top honor for local councils.
The Star Council Award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of growing membership, promoting Knights of Columbus insurance benefits, sponsoring Catholic faith formation programs and volunteering time through service-oriented activities.
Council 5207 provided service throughout the year to both the parish family and the community at large. The various programs the council is involved in include, partnering with Catholic Charities to support the Pregnancy Center and the purchase of Ultrasound machines, monthly food drives to support Ladies of Charity, Coats for Kids, March for Life, Special Olympics, Valentine’s Day Father/Daughter dance, Lenten Fish Fry, monthly parish service days and many more programs.
Chris Manning, Immediate Past Grand Knight of Council 5207 commented, “This recognition is testament to the hard work of all out brother Knights. They continually perform at the highest level and, by their service, demonstrate the love, our Lord Jesus Christ, has for all the members of our community.”
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The Knights of Columbus is one of the world’s leading fraternal and service organizations with 2 million members in more than 16,000 parish-based councils. During the past year, Knights around the world donated more than 47 million service hours and $153 million for worthy causes in their communities.
The organization also offers extensive life insurance services to members and their families, resulting in more than $116 billion of life insurance in force. Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors offers investment services to individuals and institutions in accord with Catholic social teaching and has over $27 billion in assets under management. From helping children in need, to providing wheelchairs for the disabled, to helping stock food banks, to offering top-rated and affordable insurance products to its members, to creating a legacy of giving, the Knights of Columbus has supported families and communities for more than 140 years. To learn more please visit us at kofc.org.