The snowstorm March 8 was a problem in many ways for the citizens of Erie County. Besides the obvious problems of safe travel in almost every manner, it put the whammy on many events taking place that weekend. Safety concerns caused most events to be canceled of rescheduled. The logistics of rescheduling many times have a somewhat adverse effect on the success of the event. This happened to an event planned by the Sandusky Council of Knights of Columbus.
We planned a benefit dinner and raffle for Sgt. Jon Martin's family on March 8. The Sandusky Register's article during the week prior helped the community to recall the sacrifice Jon Martin made for our country when he died as the result of sever wounds received in Iraq during his third tour of duty. No matter what a person's opinion is of the war in Iraq, we need to let our military men and women and their families know we care. Sgt. Martin left behind a very young family. The Knights were trying to help the family spiritually and financially by letting them know the Sandusky community cared.
As a result of the snow storm we rescheduled the dinner for March 9. Thankfully many wonderful, brave citizens ventured forth to help make the event a success. Many folks thought the dinner had been canceled, even though the local radio stations and Toledo TV stations carried the reschedule message. Those folks have voiced their regrets and wonder if they could still help. If any citizens wish to send a donation to Jon Martin's family, they may do so by sending a check to the Knights of Columbus, 614 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870, until April 16, marked for the Martin family
Joseph P. McPeek
Grand Knight, Sandusky