The Knights of Columbus Council 7119, from St. Clare of Assisi Parish, collected $5,000 during its annual Tootsie Roll Drive. Knight Bob Burger chaired the annual fundraiser. Local sponsors included Dierbergs, Lukas Liquor and Donut Palace.
Thanks to the generosity of area residents and sponsors, the Knights were able to contribute half of the money raised to Cardinal Glennon Hospital for Children, and the other half to Lafayette Industries and St. Gemma Center for individuals with disabilities, organizers said.
Additionally, Knights statewide raised over $700,000 for charitable causes.