Knights Of Columbus Of St. Mary's Catholic Church In Spirit Lake To Hold Classic Car Show & Golf Tournament

Mon 7-19-2021

(Spirit Lake)-- The Knights of Columbus of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Spirit Lake will be holding a couple of major events later this week.

Jed Skogerboe, a member of the organization, tells KUOO news one of those is the “Holy Smokes Cruise” late Friday afternoon and into the evening...Jed Skogerboe01 

"We did it last year for the first time. We had about 35 cars come in. The entry fee is four canned goods or $5.00. No registration, no pre-registration is required. All of the proceeds go to the Upper Des Moines food bank. We'll meet in the south parking lot at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Hill Avenue in Spirit Lake after 4:00, so there should be a good number of cars there by 4:30, and at about 6:00 then we'll take off and do our cruise."

Skogerboe says a trophy will be awarded for Best In Show. A general raffle will be held among those who bring vehicles to the show. You can see a map of the route for the cruise by clicking here. Hot dogs, chips and water will be served afterward for $5 per person.

Skogerboe says the Knights of Columbus will also be putting on a special event for area golfers this Saturday, July 24th. The “Tootsie Roll Open” will be held at Emerald Hills Golf Course in Arnolds Park. Skogergoe says the funds raised from that event will go toward several causes...Jed Skogerboe02 

"Specifically it will be for Dickinson county special olympians, the Hope Rolls new all inclusive playground that's going to be at the Spirit Lake Elementary School, and then some funds go to Hope Haven as well. So we're looking forward to that being a big event for us and we'd like to get atleast 18 teams in that tournament. It's 18 holes at Emerald Hills at 1:00 on the 24th. 1:00 shotgun start, $75 a person includes golf and a meal and there will be pin prizes for that. For registration you can contact Mark Maeyaert at 507-530-8406, or me, Jed Skogerboe, at 712-330-8892."

While the Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal group, Skogerboe says people from all denominations are invited to participate in the events.