Oktoberfest to benefit Project TRUST


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WILMINGTON — Knights of Columbus Council 3369 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church has selected Project TRUST and the Clinton County Foster Children’s Trust Fund as the beneficiaries of the 2017 Wilmington Oktoberfest Sept. 29-30.

Project TRUST is an anti-bullying program created in 1992 to end bullying and create positive school cultures in Clinton County. Project TRUST holds three-day retreats yearly for students, faculty and staff to experience team-building activities designed to create environments of mutual respect.

The Clinton County Foster Children’s Trust Fund was established to assist Clinton County’s abused and neglected children in foster care. Through the Clinton County Foundation, the fund assists foster children with opportunities and items unavailable with government funding.

The fund provides opportunities for children to be involved in summer camps, sports, club and school activities, as well as baby items, mattresses, beds and Christmas gifts.

In its 18th year, Wilmington Oktoberfest has given more than $100,000 to local charities.

Seeking sponsors

Knights of Columbus Council 3369 also is accepting sponsors for this year’s event. Anyone interested in being a sponsor can contact Bob Schaad at bschaad@wilmingtonsavings.com or Wilmington Oktoberfest on Facebook.

Established in 1950, the Knights of Columbus Council 3369 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church works to provide service to charitable groups and persons in need.

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