Knights’ Tootsie Rolls raise funds for intellectually disabled kids

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Knight of Columbus Mark Ruelas, left, and the Rev. Chris Reising of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Perry handed out Tootsie Rolls and accepted free-will donations Saturday morning at the Perry Fareway store. A second brace of Knights collected donations at the Perry Hy-Vee in the group's annual fundraiser for children with intellectual disabilities.

Grocery shoppers in Perry might have seen a brace of Knights of Columbus with Tootsie Rolls in hand Saturday morning. The St. Pat’s group is holding its annual fundraising drive for children with intellectual disabilities.

Knights gave out the free candies and accepted free-will donations from 9 a.m. to noon at the Fareway and Hy-Vee stores in Perry, and Knights also manned the gates of Dewey Field Friday night during the Perry High School football team’s thrilling Cow Bell victory over rivals Greene County High School.

Knights of Columbus Dave Summerson, left, and Peter Meis traded Tootsie Rolls for free-will donations at the gates of Dewey Field Friday.

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