Volunteers Spend Two Days Collecting Donations to ‘Help Support Persons With Intellectual Disabilities’
BY TOM KOCAL
SAVANNA — Turning rolls of chewy chocolates into a donation to support Rolling Hills Progress Center in Lanark, that serves the mentally and socially handicapped, is a wonderful act of kindness.
The treat-giving, run by the Knights of Columbus, took place Friday and Saturday throughout the county. Volunteers stood at several intersections and storefronts from Shannon to Mount Carroll to Savanna handing out Tootsie Rolls in exchange for cash donations by passing drivers and shoppers.
RIGHT Jim Pugh, Ss John and Catherine Catholic Church in Mount Carroll, braves the traffic at the junction of state Routes 64 and 78 Saturday morning. Knights of Columbus members from St. Wendell Catholic Church in Shannon also collected donations at the junction of state Routes 72 and 73 west of Shannon.
LEFT John McConnel, representing Ss John and Catherine Catholic Church in Savanna, at the southwest corner of Rts. 84/64 Saturday morning. McConnel said he was amazed at people’s generosity, including donations from students on a West Carroll School bus.
FEATURED PHOTO AT TOP Ubaldo Rucobo of Ss John and Catherine Catholic Church in Savanna gratefully accepts a handful of cash from a passing driver.
(RiverReader photos/Tom Kocal)