In September the Du Quoin Council of the Knights of Columbus brought in $1,530 from the annual Tootsie Roll Drive fundraiser.
The proceeds from the drive are being equally distributed between two local agencies, Special Olympics of Southern Illinois and the Wishing Well Fund of Five Star Industries.
Five Star, of Du Quoin, serves children and adults with disabilities in both day and residential programs. The Wishing Well Fund directly supports individual clients who do not have the resources to pay for unfunded needs, such as dental care, some medications, clothing, Christmas presents, etc.
The Knights and Five Star are very appreciative to the community of Du Quoin and surrounding areas for their support during the drive.
The Knights were allowed to set up their collection sites at both Casey stores in Du Quoin and at the Du Quoin Walmart, to whom they are most grateful.