2 prestigious state awards received by Valley residents

Chuck Fagnant, left, presents the Wyoming Knights of Columbus Family of the Year award to Karen and Garie Henry last Sunday in Fort Bridger. COURTESY PHOTO

FORT BRIDGER —Two prestigious award presentations were given to members of St. Helen’s Catholic Church last Sunday in Fort Bridger.

The awards were actually determined at the 99th annual Wyoming Knights of Columbus State Convention the last part of April in Casper. The awards are state awards presented by the Knights.

The Knight of the Year was awarded to Chuck Fagnant of the Fort Bridger Council

#10027. The family of the year was awarded to the Garie and Karen Henry family of the Fort Bridger Council #10027.

Names and families are submitted for consideration to the State Knights of Columbus council. During the yearly convention, the Past State Deputies judge all the award entries and select the winners.

According to Fagnant, it is unusual that both the Family and Knight of the year come from the same council. He said, it is a real honor to receive these awards as they are selected from entries all over the state.

Fagnant and Garie and Karen Henry’s entry will now be submitted to the Supreme Council in New Haven, Conn., for consideration for the national Family and Knight of the Year. This will take place in August.

The presentations were made at a concelebrated mass at St. Helen’s which included Bishop Steven Biegler and Fr. Augustine Carrillo. Bishop Steven is the Bishop of the Diocese of Cheyenne, and it encompasses the entire State of Wyoming, to include Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

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