Florida State Council

Knights of Columbus

Council 5604 donates School Bus for St. Joseph’s Catholic School

St. Joseph K of C Council #5604 in Bradenton, Fl. found out early in the school year that the bus the school was using was dangerous and had broken down numerous times. One of the things on the schools wish list was a new bus.

The Council members heard about the need and took steps to solve the problem. Through the efforts of Mr. Tom Kitchen, St. Joseph’s Director of Maintenance, a deal was negotiated with the Manatee District Schools for the purchase of a new “used” bus for the school. The Knights stepped up and paid for the bus. The bus now bears the K of C Logo and soon will have new lettering indicating that the bus was donated by Council #5604.

The photo is from the Blessing and dedication of the bus on May 3rd 2012. Pictured ( left to right): DGK John Sitterly, Andy Lortie, Joel Guerrero, Lecturer Jack Cantwell, Rudy Caminite, Trustee Tom Hanket, Trustee Francis Schmidt, Phil Indovina, Recorder Ray Lynch and our Pastor Fr. Paul McLaughlin, who is also a member of the Council.

Article submitted by:
Alfred A Connizzo, District Deputy #47