Knights Host 50 Families for FOCUS Family Fun Night

Knights, their families and friends hosted a Family Fun Night on September 6th at Holy Cross for 50 FOCUS family members and their 11 medically challenged children and the FOCUS support staff. The Fun Night is an opportunity to provide the facilities, manpower and meals for parents of children with special needs to allow them a much needed break while offering a fun-filled event for the children. Jim Moleta, with the support his friend Anielo, former owner of Capri Italian Restaurant, prepared an Italian dinner for an estimated 80 people. Dan Holmes assisted the master chef in preparing the food for the 7:30 to 10:00 pm event. Chuck Coltrane, Tom Carney and Tom Probst organized the parish hall and assembly room. Additional help in decorating, serving the dinner and mixing with the FOCUS families included Chuck Coltrane’s daughter Kassie, Steve Defelice, Rodney White, Tom Carney’s wife Leslie and daughter Katy, Eric Bynum with wife Ann and daughter Loren, Riley Lawhorn, Don Boyle with wife Monica, Matt Sherer, Pedro Aguilar, Eugene Vigil, and Gerry Burns. Special thanks to Chuck Coltrane for final cleanup and Gerry Burns who stayed until the FOCUS group had cleared and returned chairs and tables to the original room setup. Gerry Burns, who has been instrumental in working with FOCUS to host two events at Holy Cross for the past several years, commented – “A well-deserved thank you to all who came forward to make this event a success.”

The next event is the October 25th Boo-B-Q. If you would like to assist with this event or give a donation, contact Gerry Burns at