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Knights of Columbus ready to Roll

10/5/2012

By ABBY BELDEN

By ABBY BELDEN

abelden@dailynews.net

Next weekend's annual Tootsie Roll Drive is going to be a sweet one, for an even sweeter cause.

Tootsie Roll Drive weekend, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, raises money to help people within the Hays community who have intellectual disabilities.

Tootsie Rolls will be handed out at businesses located throughout Hays. While handing out Tootsie Rolls, the Knights of Columbus will be accepting donations.

Eighty percent of the money raised through donations will stay within the Hays community and be given to local organizations that work with these individuals.

The balance of the money will be put into the Commitment to Humanity fund. The fund helps finance projects such as the Special Olympics Basketball Tournament at Gross Memorial Coliseum, which had more than 1,000 participants in last year's tournament.