Jerry’s New Year’s Day Pig Picking – That’s Barbecue!

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Everybody chips in to get the job done. Here knights pull pig for charity.

The New Year is fast approaching and brother knight Jerry Pilarski is again hosting his annual New Year’s Day barbecue in the country.  The Pilarski’s have been doing this with family and friends for almost FIFTY years as their way to thank friends and join together for the new year.

If you know Jerry, you are invited.  If you don’t know Jerry, then it is time to learn about a wonderful person in our Knights of Columbus that has made it his personal mission to do something for others ALL THE TIME without expectation of something in return.

The Pig Picking Event is on January 1st. We gather at about 1:30 to 3 p.m. to be ready to serve and eat at 3:30 pm. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish or dessert to share. Beverages and pulled pig are provided with hush puppies.  We will gather for the blessing and eat at 3:30 p.m.

The barbecue is at the Orange Grove 4H Cattle Barn on Orange Grove Road at Dairyland Rd, just above the firehouse. Take NC 54 or Dairyland Rd from Carrboro to Orange Grove Road, then turn right.

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Patriotism and Catholic Heritage

KofC Color Guard 2013Our Fourth Degree Knights are gearing up for their annual trek to Caldwell in rural Durham County to lead their annual July 4th Parade.  It is an annual event that gives them the opportunity to demonstrate patriotism in Catholic gentlemen.

What are you doing on July 4th?  Why not join them for the parade and picnic that follows?  It all starts around 10 a.m. with picnic area setup and family gatherings. The parade begins to move at 10:45, but starts at 11 a.m. (but be in Caldwell by 10:30!)

There will be hot dogs and hamburgers for the Knights and their families.  You are asked to bring along a dish to share.  Can’t cook?  Stop by Bojangles for a bucket of chicken!  If you are broke or light on funds this week, go join them anyway.  They will  feed you and love to have you there with them.

Learn more about this event and get directions.  Click here

Joe Acciarito to be Honored

Joe Acciarito

Joe Acciarito

From the Chapel Hill Seymour Center comes: A Veteran’s Affair: Wall of Honor New Recipients and Reception

If you have not seen the center’s Wall of Honor designated to honor veteran participants of the Seymour Center and Central Orange Senior Center, stop by and check it out!

Sir Knight Joe Acciarito will be honored in June as the Wall of Honor is renewed with eight veterans from the Chapel Hill Community. Other June honorees are: Nicholas Terrell, Clyde D. Perry, Jeppie Foushee, Lewis Atwater, John Dossett, Walter Mack and Joan Shevlin.

The ceremony will be on June 30th at 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel Hill Seymour Center.  There will be a small reception and a time for personal reflections.

Peter O'Grady

Peter O’Grady

The wall is not only a way expressing community gratitude to those who served our Country, it enables other participants and visitors who frequent the Center to appreciate and learn more about their peers. Current honorees on the wall are Russell Blackwell, Thomas Hackney, Wayne Hung, Richard Tofte, Johnnie Johnson, Charles Alston, Roy Henry Gore, and Sir Knight Peter O’Grady.

For more information, contact: Cydnee Sims at the Seymour Center.