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100 People Attend Milpitas Knights Event

Over 100 people attended a Knights award banquet held at St. John the Baptist Parish Pavalkis Hall.

There were over 100 in attendance at the Saturday, April 14 Knights of Columbus Council #5796 event held at St. John the Baptist Parish Pavalkis Hall.

There were two fire calls during the event and many firefighters had to leave early. Master of Ceremonies, Lou Horyza, opened the banquet with the Pledge of Allegiance by Deputy Grand Knight George Baltazar. The National Anthem was sung acapella by 9 year-old St. John the Baptist fourth grade student Myshka Nicole Javier.

A tasty buffet dinner by Manongdo Catering was served before the festivities kicked off. Citizen of the Year Nominees include Larry Ciardella, Sudhir Mandel, Mabel Mattos, and Harriett McGuire. (Ciardella and Mandel were absent).

Recognitions were presented to the three honorees from the Knights of Columbus, City of Milpitas, Supervisor Dave Cortese, and Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski. Former Mayor Denny Weisgerber filled in and made the presentations on behalf of the Assemblyman.

trish dixon April 21, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Congratulations to Milpitas Planning Commissioner Rajeev Madnawat for his many contributions to Milpitas and our children. It was 1996 when I was selected as Citizen of the Year and elected to the Milpitas City Council later that year. I am the 4th woman to achieve this honor and privilege. After 6 years on the Milpitas Planning Commission and 8 years as a Milpitas Councilmember I left as the 2nd only woman to hold the post of Vice mayor. Thank you Milpitas Knight's of Columbus for continuing this Milpitas tradition.
Rajeev Madnawat May 02, 2012 at 05:41 AM
Thank you Trish. We are proud of you.

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