SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD/WESTFIELD -- A crowd of over 100 attendees helped make the annual Westfield Knights of Columbus Wine Tasting Event on Friday, Oct. 4, a big success at the Knights of Columbus Hall (2400 North Ave., Scotch Plains). The selected wines came from Shop Rite Liquors.
Proceeds of the event will benefit Knights of Columbus Charities, which helps provide disaster relief to those in need from Hurricane Dorian. Since the storm pounded the Bahamas and the Carolinas, the Knights of Columbus have coordinated relief efforts with the Archdiocese of Nassau and raised more than $620,000 through its Disaster Relief Fund.
About the Knights of Columbus
Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut, chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society in 1882. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.
The organization was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.