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April 21, 2010 > Knights of Columbus honor officer, firefighter and citizen of the year

Knights of Columbus honor officer, firefighter and citizen of the year

Submitted By Peggy Horyza

On April 10, 2010, The Milpitas Knights of Columbus Council 5796 hosted the 36th Annual Banquet to honor the Milpitas Police Officer, Firefighter and Citizen of the year. The annual event is held at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall and brings friends together to celebrate Milpitas volunteers who give unending service. Everyone in attendance enjoyed a wonderful banquet dinner prepared by Manongdo Catering.

Each year the Knights of Columbus proudly acknowledges many of the past recipients of these three community awards for their years of dedication to the Milpitas community. They are recognized in perpetuity on the "Milpitas Wall of Honors" plaques near the committee room in the lobby of Milpitas City Hall. The nominees are also given plaques.

Mayor Robert Livengood presented Steve Fox (police officer), Yvonne Matagulay (fire fighter) and Wanda Olinger (citizen) with proclamation plaques on behalf of Milpitas City Council. Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese presented each with a commendation from the county. The Knights of Columbus Council 5796 presented them with an engraved plaque honoring their outstanding service to the Milpitas community.

The Knights of Columbus thank the supporters of the event's souvenir program. Peggy's Personalized, Dem Realty, Primo and Gail McHugh, Daniel Youngs Insurance, Pacific Tire Outlet, Olinger Realtor, Zahir's Restaurant, Prismatic Signs, Jacklin Dental, Goose Looney's Bar and Grill, Royal Health Spa, Milpitas Smog Check, Casa Azteca Mexican Restaurant, Milpitas Mowers, Mr. P's Minimart & Main Street Gas, Foster Freeze, and Target Masters.

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