Thank you to the Knights of Columbus in Harbor Springs!
Each year, the club conducts two Tootsie Roll drives to raise funds for community organizations, and this year the members chose the Taylor School to be the beneficiary of their fund-raising! On Dec. 8, 2019, club members presented the proceeds, totaling just over $1,000, to Nicole Goulet (pictured, center), Char-Em ISD Programs Principal, during the club’s annual holiday dinner at Holy Childhood Church in Harbor Springs. David Henning, club member, said Taylor School was recommended to the group by one of its members and approved by the full membership. Char-Em ISD is so grateful to be the recipient of the 2019 funds to benefit our students at Taylor School!
The Harbor Springs Knights of Columbus, Council 15021, is a Catholic fraternal organization whose mission is promoting and conducting educational, charitable, religious and social welfare works. The Tootsie Roll drives take place the weekend before Easter and in October.
The Patricia A. Taylor School in Petoskey is operated by the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District for students and adults with disabilities up to age 26. Educators provide specialized instruction for students who exhibit needs in the areas of academics, daily living skills, communication, positive behavior supports and transition services that cannot be met within local school district general education classrooms. Transition services are coordinated to promote successful movement to adult life. Students and young adults at Taylor School often participate in fun field trips, meaningful real-world skill training, and contribute to their communities by volunteering and participating in local events. They help coordinate recycling in their school, for example, and eagerly participate in an annual Job Olympics where they compete for medals in various real-life skills’ stations. A caring and compassionate team of educators and support staff guide the students each day at this important community resource.
Group photo at top:
The Knights of Columbus members are pictured at their annual holiday dinner, with Nicole Goulet, pictured front left, on-hand to receive a donation for the ISD’s Taylor School in Petoskey.