Knights of Columbus News Release:

Loveland, Ohio – Knights of Columbus SMOY Council 13429 in Loveland, Ohio was awarded the distinction of Star Council, the international organization’s top honor for local councils.

The Star Council Award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of growing membership, promoting Knights of Columbus insurance benefits, sponsoring Catholic faith formation programs, and volunteering time through service-oriented activities. Some of the SMOY COUNCIL 13429 OF KNIGHTS parish and community service-orientated activities that we support and facilitate are:

  • Elisabeth New Life Center Dinner
  • Annual Blood Drive
  • Pinewood Derby
  • Fish Frys
  • Basketball Free Throw Event
  • Halloween Trunk or Treat
  • SMOY FEST set up
  • Mass ushers
  • SMOY Father / Daughter Dance
  • Coats for Kids
  • Pinewood Derby
  • Euchre Tournament
  • 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Basketball
  • Coats for Vets
  • Knights monthly Social Meetings
  • Christmas Manger construction
  • Various Parish projects

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years of age or older who are practical (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See. For information on joining the Knights of Columbus contact local Membership Director and Grand Knight Gary Purdue at

About the Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is one of the world’s leading fraternal and service organizations with 2 million members in more than 16,000 parish-based councils. During the past year, Knights around the world donated more than 47 million service hours and $153 million for worthy causes in their communities. The organization also offers extensive life insurance services to members and their families, resulting in more than $116 billion of life insurance in force. Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors offers investment services to individuals and institutions in accord with Catholic social teaching and has over $27 billion in assets under management. From helping children in need, to providing wheelchairs for the disabled, to helping stock food banks, to offering top-rated and affordable insurance products to its members, to creating a legacy of giving, the Knights of Columbus has supported families and communities for more than 140 years. To learn more please visit us at

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