Knight of the Month Brother Andrew Eberly

The Family of Man Council #7566 selected Brother Andrew Eberly as Knight of the Month. Brother Andrew became a Knight in November of 2017 and a Second Degree in April of 2018.
Brother Andrew is active in the St. John Neumann youth ministry program. He is an effective recruiter and organizer of the teen volunteers that assist in the Knights of Columbus pancake breakfasts the first Sunday of every month.

Knights Celebrate 4th with a Boom!

On the Fourth of July, Sir Knights Tom Carter and Bob Balog celebrated Independence Day with a boom, actually four booms! These Brothers, both retired US Army Field artillerymen, volunteered to serve as two crew members on the five-man Ball Bluff Civil War Battlefield Cannon Demonstration Team. They rolled the cannon, a reproduction James six-pounder, out to the middle of the battlefield while a brass band from GMU played period music. They fired four rounds (powder only!) to the delight of the 70 spectators that were there.

Council Annual Family Picnic

On Saturday, June 23rd, the Family of Man Council hosted it Annual Knights Family Picnic at SJN. Even though rain was threatening, the weather did not put a damper of a fun-filled day. Over sixty Knights and their family and friends enjoyed great food fresh from the grill and wonderful side dishes brought from home. The moon bounce and bean bag toss entertained young and old alike and appropriate summer time music put everyone in a festive mood. It was a great way to start the summer!

Feeding the Hungry at Embry Rucker Community Shelter

The FOM Council hosted a cookout at the Embry Rucker Community Shelter in Reston on Saturday, June 16th. This is the first cookout since 2016 for what had long been an annual event for our Council and the effort was led by Brother Eddie Byrne. Both beef and turkey hamburgers and hotdogs were grilled outside and then Knights served dinner inside to the residences of the shelter and guests. Besides burgers and hotdogs, salad, coleslaw, mac and cheese and dessert were provided. Assisting in this wonderful community event were Brothers Chris Gallagher, Tom Graziano.

Sir Knight Chris Yorke 4th Degree Knight of the Year

On Saturday, June 9th, Elizabeth Bayley Seton Assembly #1781 selected Sir Knight Chris Yorke as their 4th degree Knight of the Year. SK Chris has participated in several Knights of Columbus Color Corps events throughout Northern Virginia as well as serving at regular Sunday Masses and Special Masses celebrated in the Arlington Diocese. Brother Chris’s family were honored guests at the presentation of this award. Please congratulate SK Chris Yorke on this special achievement!

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