B’ville Knights host picnic at Willow Bay

Erin Wisneski 10/07/10More articles
The Baldwinsville Knights of Columbus brought the party to Willow Bay in Liverpool recently.

The organization hosted 136 individuals from the Central New York Office for Developmental Services (CNYODS) for its annual barbecue held Aug. 10. Over the years the council has hosted many functions for CNYODS including an upcoming spaghetti dinner in November.

“The Knights of Columbus is truly dedicated to our community and absolutely enjoys functions such as this,” said Julie Caruso, whose father, Sal Caruso, is a 25-year member of the Baldwinsville Knights and chairman of the event.

According to Sal, the picnic typically draws 80 people. Even though attendance was up this year, the Knights met the challenge and everyone had a great time.

“The Knights have been doing this for years,” Sal said. “[This year] Joe Tironfero had the people dancing and singing. He really does a great job.”

Sal wanted to give special thanks to Jack Ladstatter and his wife, Pat, for the many years they’ve put into the picnic, as well as the Columbiettes who made cookies, cakes and salads for the event.

“All the Knights and Columbiettes that contributed their time had a great time,” Sal said. “Everyone enjoyed it.”

Despite losing their home on Elizabeth Street several years ago, the Knights continue to serve greater Baldwinsville and currently meet Thursday evenings at St. Augustines Church on O’Brien Road.

“We’re still going strong in Baldwinsville, even though we had to get rid of our building,” Sal said.

If you are a Catholic man (age 18 and older) and are interested in joining the Knights of Columbus, call Sal at 638-1313.

CATEGORY: General Society
EDITION: Baldwinsville Messenger

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