Knights of Columbus Host Spaghetti Dinner Benefiting Carroll

Altogether the event brought in over $4,500. The Knights of Columbus, led by Grand Knight Fred Beata, have hosted this event since 2005. It has grown steadily over the last decade and provides some much-needed relief to families and students struggling to afford a Catholic, college-prep education.

“We are blessed to be one of the many groups the Knights of Columbus Council 11170 assists each year,” said Mark Savercool, Vice President for Advancement at Carroll. “To see members of the council give up their Saturday, come together and prepare and serve dinner to so many people, and then share donations from that dinner, is just incredibly generous. It’s wonderful to experience one Catholic community reaching out to help another.”

Before the meal, many of the Knights and their spouses attended the regular Saturday, 5 PM Mass at Fort Belvoir’s Woodlawn Chapel. Rev. John J. Mudd '61 presided and thanked parishioners and the Knights and their spouses for supporting the fundraiser.

In addition to hosting the spaghetti dinner, the Catholic community at Fort Belvoir also donates one collection — typically about $6,000 — each year in support of Carroll's tuition assistance program.