Father Charles J. Tessier Council 8898

Larose Knights Once Again Named #1 Council

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Pictured from left to right with the KC State Deputy's Trophy are Past Grand Knights of Council 8898, Nathan Arceneaux, Deacon Michael Cantrelle, Melvin Falgout, Dr. Roland Thomassie, and present Grand Knight Jessie Guidry.

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On Saturday, May 6th in Baton Rouge, at the Knights of Columbus State Convention, the Father Charles J. Tessier Council 8898 of Larose received the State Deputy's Award for being the #1 out of 293 councils in Louisiana. Eighteen knights and eighteen Kaycee Auxiliary ladies from Larose were in attendance at the banquet when the award was announced.

On Friday, May 5, after the Memorial Mass, an awards program was held. The Larose council won 4 out of 5 awards for the best service projects in the state. These four projects will be judged on the international level at the KC Supreme Council in New Haven,  Connecticut.

Church - "Ushering in the Great Jubilee Year 2000" - Dec. 25, 1999 to Jan. 1, 2000
Community - "A Disaster Preparedness and Response Plan" - June to September 1999
Council - "Knights on a Mission" - Community Foundation of South Lafourche - Ongoing
Youth - "A Tribute to Youth" - March 2000

After the Vigil Mass on Saturday, May 6, 2000, a banquet was held at the Radisson Hotel. The last item on the banquet program was naming the top KC Council in the state. The competition was tough. Three councils, Larose, Chalmette, and Westwego had earned perfect scores of 1000 points in the activities reports. However, the tie-breaker was the service projects. Based on the fact that the Father Charles J. Tessier Council 8898 had won 4 out of 5 service project awards, the Larose council was named #1 again.

The activities reports, which are different from the service projects, included the following:

Church Activities               
Youth Activities                 
Family Activities                
Council Activities              
Community Activities        
Youth Expansion Program
100 points
100 Points
100 Points
100 Points
100 Points
100 Points
100 Points
100 Points
200 Points
1000 Points

Grand Knight Jessie Guidry wishes to express his gratitude to his Brother Knights, Kaycee Auxiliary ladies, the Larose community, parishioners of Our Lady the the Rosary Church, and families and friends who participated in the various activities which helped the council achieve this great honor.

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