SPOKANE -- Kennewick Council 8179 received top honors at the Washington State Knights of Columbus' annual convention held May 18-20 in Spokane.
It received the Herbert Liebert Pro-Life award for the It's About Life Conference held in February. Featured speakers at the conference were Austin and Cathy Ruse and Bishop Joseph Tyson.
The Kennewick group also was presented with the State Council's Family Award for the work of its Spanish Roundtable, a Valentine's Day event benefiting Hispanic families of St. Joseph's Parish.
Kennewick member Joseph Gallegos was named the State Council's Knight of the Year. Gallegos, a retired Washington State Patrolman, volunteers with KC HELP, The Chaplaincy and other community services.
Kennewick Council 8179, one of 151 councils in Washington, placed in the top five in each of the service program categories of pro-life, family, community, church, youth and council.
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