Opportunity Day


Knights of Columbus

Father DeJaco Council #5220

11186 S Licking Pike                                      eomed

Alexandria, Ky. 41001


Opportunity Day 2016

September 18th

Check In 12PM


Dear Friends,

Another year has flown by. I first want to Thank-you, from everyone at our council and the bottom of my heart, for your generous donation to this event last year. We had Huge amount of Participants, out of over 240 that signed up, show up to enjoy the day with us. This is the Fifth year that I have chaired this event and we are getting Better at it each year. We have strong local newspaper coverage, our newsletters, emails, and our web site to promote all of the donors. This is a great event to get your name on, and also send some of your people out to. This day will motivate anyone to work harder at life and in everything they do.


I am sending you this letter to let you know of this wonderful event that is coming up quick. This event is called Opportunity Day and this is the 36th year we have held this event. This event gives the parents, and caregivers, of local handicapped kids and adults a day off. They can bring their child or adult out and drop them off with a pre-selected volunteer that stays with that person all day helping them around to a super day of fun. Different activities that we have for the individual is like the following: Dunking Booth, Dinner, Paintball Shoot, Fishing Derby, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Pontoon Boat Ride, Hay Rides, Cotton Candy, Ice Balls, Popcorn, Face Painting, Live Band (That has played for over 12 years at this event), and many other activities. Grant County Air Rescue lands their Beautiful Helicopter in our field for all to see and touch. The One and Only Ronald McDonald comes out and has a BLAST all day with our guests, and he will tell you that it is the most special event that he attends all year. The Alexandria Fire Department and S.W.A.T. Team come out for the day and allow the kids to get up close and personal with some pretty cool equipment. The parent (s) & siblings also have the option to stay, for the day, with their child if they want. The day is designed to give the people that give so much, a day to relax and get out.


We would love to see you come out and enjoy this day with us, or pitch in and realize the love that you receive from the people you are there to help. We are also looking for Sponsors & Donors for this Event to help make this the best year ever. We would like to see if you were able to keep the same amount of your donation from last year or if you would like to increase it. If you didn’t have the opportunity to give last year we would love to add you to our sponsorship this year. Our grounds feature a Covered Picnic Sheltered area, Camp Grounds, and 2 Stocked Lakes. We have 2 Brother Knights bringing their Cotton Candy Machine down from Shelbyville Indiana to spend the day with us running it for the kids. We would love to see you all out at this event and also welcome you to spread the word to family and friends that may be able to take advantage of the day. If you have any questions, or need directions please feel free to contact Chris at 859-912-2192, or Knights5220@yahoo.com. You can also find all the necessary info on our web site at kofcdejaco.org.


This is a Life Changing day for all that get involved!

Thank-you So Much for Your Time and Support,

Yours in Service,


Chris Meyer

Past Grand Knight 5220 /Former State District Deputy 20/Former  Faithful Navigator All Saints 3382

Past Trustee Kentucky State Association for the Mentally Disabled


Map / Direction

Our council hall is located in a secluded woodland just south of Alexandria, Kentucky. The council grounds contains 2 fishing lakes, a playground, camp grounds, 2 picnic shelters and a basketball court. We have a walking Rosary path, outdoor Stations of the Cross, a Women’s Memorial and plenty of seclusion which makes the place great for personal …

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