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Car Parade for Life
January 29, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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On Friday, January 29th at 1:00 PM EST we are tentatively planning a “Car Parade for Life.” Because of the pandemic the Knights of Columbus’ active role in Pro-Life and other activities has come to a screeching halt this year. The 12th consecutive Indiana K of C bus trip to the March for Life in Washington D.C. has been cancelled. .
Indiana K of C Pro-Life has come-up with an alternative plan. They intend to conduct state-wide car parades to be operated by each council. By remaining in our own vehicles we can send our message to all communities and yet remain safe from the virus.
We need drivers for this initiative. We will be planning out a route(s) depending on how many Knights step up to join in this effort. We’ll promote this parade in their our Parish bulletins.. Signs will be displayed on and in the autos. On the 29th, we’ll meet at a predesignated area and leave at 1 pm Eastern time coinciding with the National March.
This idea is very unique to say the least, perhaps even CRAZY! However, it can bring all of the Catholic/K of C beliefs to the public which the media does not present. But it requires YOUR participation!
My brothers, this project will take just an hour or less of your time but will mean a great deal to fight the culture of death that has gripped our nation! The Knights of Columbus have carried the Catholic message for years and now we have a program that can reach ALL Americans! We ask you to join in this parade and make it a success.
More details will be made available as all the planning comes together. But, for now, we need to know if you are willing to participate. We’ll need to either order or make signage for the vehicles in the car parade. Please respond to this message asap so we can get an idea of how many we need to plan for.
We will meet at 12:30 pm – car parade will begin at 1 pm. This will allow time to distribute signs to any vehicles needing them. We will meet in the parking lot by the Ampitheatre at Fairbanks Park.
Route will be as follows:
Exit Fairbanks park at the south entrance and proceed to 3rd Street.
Right on 3rd street and then south to Margaret Avenue
Left on Margaret Avenue and east to 7th Street
Left on 7th Street and north to Lafayette Avenue
Right on Lafayette Avenue and northeast to Fort Harrison
Right on Fort Harrison and east to Fruitridge Avenue.
Right on Fruitridge Avenue and south to Wabash Avenue
Right on Wabash Avenue and west to 3rd Street.
Left on 3rd Street and south to Poplar Street.
Right on Poplar Street and west to 1st Street
Left on 1st Street and south to return to Fairbanks Park