We were informed by the State Council that our 2017 “Tootsie Roll” Charity Campaign collection in the amount of $6,013 came in seventh place for the state of Massachusetts. We are a small council with about sixty members so this is no small feat. We solicit donations from both residents and the many summer visitors to our area. The monies raised are used to support the needs and welfare of mentally and physically handicapped children and adults. The monies are accumulated into a Charities Fund of the Massachusetts State K of C Council. Disbursement of the funds is accomplished through the submission of applications, typically by local K of C councils, seeking grants to be used for specific, delineated purposes which meet fund objectives.