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The 2019 K of C Great Spring Cleanup

by Gary Megaffin

The weather man cooperated and held off the rain as the Kitchener Knights of Columbus 2019 Great Big Spring Clean-up was organized on Saturday May 4th at the St. Anthony Daniel parking lot at Ottawa and Franklin. The lineup began at 8 AM and was steady till noon. Those who visited the site left a great deal of unwanted electronic waste and scrap metal to be recycled.

The Shred All truck was active accepting total Food Bank cash donations of $1,671, well over expectations, while food donations topped over 600 pounds. It was noted that there were many repeat customers who marked this event on their calendar. Another observation determined the Food Bank donations continued to grow. The success of this year’s Big Spring Cleanup can be attributed to those dedicated Brother Knights who helped. This enables Council 1504 to continue its charitable works.

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The lineup begins a busy day at the Knights of Columbus 2019 Big Spring Cleanup at the St. Anthony Daniel’s parking lot.

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The K of C Spring Cleanup “brain-trust” organizing the activities at St. Anthony Daniel’s parking lot while PGK Dave Obermeyer checks to see if he can scrounge anything of value that was donated. Brothers Tim Ferguson and Terry Molloy try to determine what it is they are looking at, while Mike Detzler attempts to look busy.

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While the Knights organize donations, another supporter of the K of C Big Spring Cleanup leaves more material for recycling.

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Electronic waste gradually filling the recycle bin at the 2019 K of C Big Spring Cleanup event.

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Following a busy morning at the K of C Spring Cleanup, time for a coffee break!

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The “wiring crew” in their search for the end of the line!

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The young ladies promoting the sale of the popular chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide Cookies at the 2019 K of C Spring Cleanup.

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Brothers Wayne Curry left, and Jack Nolan at the ready to accept donations to the Food Bank while documents are shredded at the Shred All truck.

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