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November 4, 2012

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Office opened

PLATTSBURGH — The Knights of Columbus has opened a new field office located at St. Mary’s of the Lake Oratory on Cumberland Head in Plattsburgh.

The newly appointed general agent for all of Upstate New York is Donald J Recore. All Knights of Columbus members may contact the office or stop by from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday  through Friday. For more information, call 310-1660.

All K of C councils from Waterford to Rouses Point and from Norwich to Watertown are included in this area. Recore will eventually have 11 or 12 field agents to

provide guidance for members with regards to their products including life insurance, annuities, long-term care and disability income with one of the highest-rated carriers in the United States or Canada.

Annual pie sale  

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Community Hospital Auxiliary will be selling pies for Thanksgiving.

Now in its eighth year, the Thanksgiving pie sale is one of the auxiliary’s most popular fundraisers. The auxiliary produces cherry, apple and pumpkin pies for purchase by community members. Each pie costs $14 and comes boxed and labeled. Last year, the group produced 98 pies.

“The pie-making process is quite a production,” said Laura Sells-Doyle, auxiliary president. “But we really have an incredible, organized system. It’s quite an accomplishment to produce all those pies in only eight hours. This year, we’d love to sell well over 100 pies.”

Orders for pies will be taken until 3 p.m. on Nov. 16. Payment is due when the order is placed. Pies are made on Nov. 20 and may be picked up in the hospital lobby on Nov. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The auxiliary participates in fundraising efforts throughout the year, and proceeds go to support the hospital. The group donates clothing and snacks to those who need emergency-room care, offers care packages to chemotherapy patients, and gives gifts and flowers to patients in the hospital at Christmas. They also provide scholarship funding and purchase equipment for the hospital’s various departments.

To place an order, call Jane Hooper at 873-3003.

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