Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
Week of October 4, 2004
St. Paul Knights erect cemetery cross
Project coincides with council's 75th anniversary
Special to the WCR
Grandin Council 2715 celebrated its 75th anniversary Sept. 11 by unveiling a new cross in the St. Paul cemetery.
Designed by local artist Herman Poulin and made of wood from an old grain elevator, the cross took six months to build. Bishop Luc Bouchard blessed the cross in a special ceremony.
The council has grown from 44 members at its inauguration in 1929 to 141 members today. Over the years, it has made many contributions to the community, including the Columbus House of Hope women's shelter, a Christmas hamper project, and assistance for minor hockey.
Its greatest project was building a series of houses that were auctioned off with the proceeds being donated to Mother Teresa's work in India.
Those donations eventually led to Mother Teresa herself coming to St. Paul in 1982 and establishing a home for her order, the Missionaries of Charity, there.