You are the owner of this article.

2016: A good year for barbecue for Knights of Columbus

Matthew Wall (center) and Miguel Delgado (right), both seniors at Rome High and members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church high school youth group, help serve barbecue at the Rome Civic Center. (Contributed photo)

Officials with the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Knights of Columbus are calling this year’s annual barbecue a rousing success.

“The barbecue is the single most significant fundraiser of the year for the Knights. You should know that this event and especially its secret-recipe Brunswick stew, are known throughout Georgia,” Grand Knight Jim Parker said.

Due directly to community support via sponsorships and barbecue purchases, the Knights have been able to donate over $25,000 to many local and other worthy recipients during this last year.

Following is a partial list of those agencies who benefitted from the Labor Day barbecue:

Action Ministries/Bagwell Pantry; Aid to Veterans; American Legion; Angel Tree; Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Georgia; Camp Inspire; Cancer Navigators; Coats for Kids; Davies Homeless Shelter; DIGS; Faith & Deeds Community Health; Floyd Diabetes; Frontline Faith; Habitat for Humanity; Haven Health Clinic for Women; Heyman Hospice Care; Hospitality House; K of C Special Olympics Program; Mercy Care Rome; MS Walk; Network Day Services; Open Door Home; Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cancer Home; Pennies for Heaven; Rome Right to Life; Salvation Army; South Rome Redevelopment Corp.; St. Mary’s Catholic School; Thanksgiving Love Feast; Ultrasound Initiative; and YMCA.