Grand Knight Messages

Adopt a highway!

Hello, Brothers!
Thank you to everyone who served in some capacity last weekend!  Because of you we successfully supported the Catholic Parish Outreach food drive and raised over $2,000 at the Apex Music Fest!  In addition to supporting the CPO food drive we donated $500 which will feed 20 families for a full week.  Imagine all those family meals around the table we are helping those less fortunate than us have together!  Special thanks to Mike Rota for coordinating our support of the CPO food drive and to Jim Piasecki and Tom Blum for their work to support the Apex Music Fest fundraiser.  Please see the separate message from Jim below. 
This is a final reminder about our first Family Appreciation Night of the Fraternal Year.  Please join us this Friday, September 23rd from 6:00 to approximately 8:00PM at Scott’s Mill Clubhouse.  The event will be potluck.  The Council will provide some roasted chicken and bottled water but we will need some other entrée options and all sides, deserts, etc.  Please RSVP and signup here.  
Our Fall Adopt-A-Highway event is Saturday, October 1st!  Plan to meet at Olive Chapel Elementary School (1751 Olive Chapel Rd, Apex, NC 27502) at 8:30 AM.  Children must be 12 years old to participate.  Please consider participating in this truly local opportunity, literally just down the street!  As usual, drinks and snacks will be provided.  Bags, gloves, vests, and sticks to pick up trash will also be available.  If you have not yet volunteered for Adopt-A-Highway, please watch the safety video.  Thank you to Rob Tripp for coordinating this activity!
The Catholic Men’s Conference is also Saturday, October 1st and will be held at Saint Michael the Archangel in Cary.  For further information, go to, contact Jeff Hoffman at 919-249-7707, or email  If you are interested in volunteering please sign up here
Thank you again to everyone who served last weekend.  While we will need volunteers to help sell Christmas Jam dinner, concert, and raffle tickets after Masses starting in October, our next big volunteer weekend probably won’t be until the night of Christmas Jam, Saturday December 10th.  Have a great week!

Vivat Jesus!

Christopher M Hanes
Knights of Columbus - Grand Knight
Father H. Charles Mulholland Council
Council #7186 - Apex, NC