Knights donate money to Catholic Historical Center

Steve Gassman, Lucy Schoel, Deb Jacobsen, Mary Kay Wik, Tom Koester, Jim Winkel, Jim Horst, Phil Hayes and Wayne Schoel pose with a check reflecting the donation of $1,000 from the Knights of Columbus to the Catholic Historical Center. Submitted photo

CLINTON – The Knights of Columbus donated $1,000 to the Catholic Historical Center at St. Boniface, the Center's present Mary Kay Wik said recently.

Members of two area organizations gathered on the steps of the Center at St. Boniface where the Knights of Columbus St. Edward’s Council 707 presented the donation to the Center.

Built in 1908, the Center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Now a museum and venue space, the Center is open to the public Tuesday and Saturday mornings and offers annual memberships, Wik said.

The Order of the Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. The Clinton-area council raises funds through its summer corn boil, coming up at Prince of Peace Catholic Church July 28, and its Lenten Friday fish fries, Wik said.