West St. Paul KCs take top culture of life honor

| September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Ultrasound machine

Ultrasound machine

In competition with more than 15,000 Knights of Columbus councils worldwide, the Father Lucian Galtier Council 4184 of West St. Paul received the KC’s International Culture of Life Award at the Supreme convention in Philadelphia.

The award is given to the council that best stands strong in its conviction that every human life is a gift of God, endowed with certain inalienable rights — the first among these being the right to life.

The council has held fundraising banquets for 13 years, and the event in 2014 raised more than $82,000 for the Wakota Life Care Center at 1140 S. Robert St. in West St. Paul. Proceeds of the successful fundraiser were used to purchase an ultrasound machine.

Television actress Lauren Roman and former Minnesota Vikings player Matt Birk attended the banquet. The majority of funds raised came from a raffle of unique prizes: tickets to attend a Minnesota Twins game with a popular local priest; the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Lebanese style dinner with another popular priest; and the opportunity to serve breakfast with the bishop at the Catholic Charities soup kitchen.

Birk and Pat Foley, Wakota Life Care Center president, accepted the award in Philadelphia Aug. 5.

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