TAYLOR COUNTY—After having to take a year off because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Knights of Columbus Council #713 is excited to announce that they will once again resume selling their donuts.
For years, the Knights have been providing residents with delicious, homemade pastries, fresh from the fryer. And what’s even better, all the proceeds collected from the sale of their sweet treats goes back to those in need within the county.
“We are happy to get back in the kitchen to offer up our donuts to residents,” said Knights of Columbus member Jerry Kochka. “It’s been a full year since we were forced to shut down, and we’re ready to get the fryers up and running again.”
The first round of donuts will hit the tables beginning at 8:00 a.m., on Friday, July 23. Donuts will be sold at the Knights of Columbus House, located next to Anna Jarvis Elementary School on U.S. Route 50, until 1:00 p.m. on Friday and again from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 24.
The Knights of Columbus Council #713 typically serves up their sweet treats in the classic flavors of original, powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, iced vanilla, iced chocolate and iced maple. However, sometimes they throw some fun flavors into the lineup like maple bacon and coconut.
“We have some guys who like to spice things up in the kitchen, so on a whim, they will throw some extra toppings out there,” Kochka explained. “Our customers will just have to stop by to see if we have any of the additional flavors available.”
He reported that the council was still trying to nail down the cost of the sweet treats per dozen, noting that it would be no more than $10. And while there are other locations in town offering up their own delightfully delicious rings of dough, he hopes that residents will stop by to help them help others.
“Right now, we are still figuring out a price per dozen, because over the course of the last year, our costs have increased, so we have to adjust our pricing,” Kockha said. “However, folks should keep in mind that proceeds from our sales benefit residents in need in Taylor County.”
Service and charity are two things held in high esteem by the Knights of Columbus. In fact, the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism help serve as a basis to the order’s core values of integrity, professionalism, excellence and respect.
In fact, the Knights of Columbus share that charity is and always has been at the heart of their work and faith.
“Whether at home or abroad, charity is our order’s first principle and the basis for all we do as brother Knights,” voiced Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.
Since its founding in 1882, as a way to help bring financial aid and assistance to the sick, disabled and needy in communities, the Catholic fraternal order has been hard at work ensuring that residents needs are met.
“Our donut sales are just one way that we are able to do that,” imparted Kochka. “So, don’t forget to come visit us on July 23 and 24, to get your freshly made donuts and help us on our mission of helping others.”