Knights of Columbus to host Cars for a Cause on Oct. 29

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 20, 2022

Knights of Columbus Council 9499 will be presenting The Second Annual Cars For A Cause Show from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, in the parking lot of Holy Family Parish at 4820 Kinnamon Road in Clemmons. While there is no entry fee (donations gladly accepted), prizes will be awarded for best engine bay, best paint, best interior, best in show and people’s choice.

The Knights are expecting over 100 cars, with judging in the five categories, along with food trucks, a 50/50 raffle, an opportunity to contribute to the fund-raising efforts for local special needs programs, and, of course, Tootsie Rolls.

For many years, one of the signs that fall had arrived was the familiar yellow apron sightings. Volunteer members of the Knights of Columbus have worn these aprons as part of a fund raising effort for the Least Among My Brethren (LAMB) Foundation.

And for years they have offered free Tootsie Rolls to passersby in front of grocery chains and shopping centers, soliciting donations for individuals with intellectual challenges in North Carolina.

The LAMB Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in North Carolina was started 40 years ago by the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic men’s organization numbering 17,000 in North Carolina and nearly 750 in Forsyth and Davie counties. As unpaid volunteers, they have raised money to help support organizations such as The Centers For Exceptional Children (The Children’s Center and The Special Children’s School), Special Olympics of Forsyth and Davie counties, Downs Syndrome Association of Forsyth County and Special Needs Classroom programs in WSFC Schools.

Over nearly 50 years, The Knights have contributed $20 million state-wide and over $2.5 million in Forsyth and Davie counties, representing well over 90% of amounts raised.

Last year’s show was a great success as some 60 vintage, collectible and show cars joined together for a memorable and successful morning.

For further information about Knights of Columbus Council 9499, go to www.kofc9499.org.