Father Charles J. Tessier Council 8898
Larose Knights Once Again Named
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
|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
The activities reports, which are different from the
service projects, included the following:
Youth Expansion Program
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.