FORT BRIDGER — The Knights of Columbus of St. Helen’s Catholic Church in Fort Bridger received international recognition through the work they have completed throughout the year.
District deputy Chuck Fagnant presented the engraved plaque to Felix Campos Sunday, Nov 19, at St. Helen’s following mass. Campos is serving as the current head or the Grand Knight of the local council. According to Fagnant, the Fort Bridger Council 10027 is the only council in the state of Wyoming to earn the distinction of the award. The award recognizes the council as a Star Council and was made through the Knights national headquarters in New Haven, Conn. This award is one of the top awards presented by the national organization. St. Helen’s Knights were one of 2,200 councils nationwide to be recognized for this award for the 2016-17 fraternal year.
The awards were also published in the November 2017 “Columbia,” which is the magazine for the national organization.
“Receiving the Star Council award is quite an honor for us,” Campos said. “We’re extremely proud of this accomplishment.”
The award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of membership recruitment and retention, promotion of the fraternal insurance program and sponsorship of service-oriented activities.
The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic lay organization. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the church, their communities, families and young people.
Pictured are Felix Campos, left, and Chuck Fagnant with a plaque the Knights of Columbus of St. Helen’s Catholic Church in Fort Bridger received recognizing the work of the Knights throughout the past year. COURTESY PHOTO