Our Lady of Knock Division #1, Indianapolis, Indiana is having a busy summer. We kicked off with a power point presentation of the AOH Bloody Sunday delegation to Derry for commemoration and final march of that event. We are sharing the presentation with other Irish organizations upon request. The CD is a 17 minute program featuring the Collusion Wall in Belfast, The Bogside murals and museum and the Kilmainham Prison as well as a list of groups supported by the Christmas Appeal. If any group is interested in the program, they may contact Alice Davis: Aliceanndavis@sbcglobal.net. The CD is free.
The OLK Book Club is reading The Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd. The story takes place in the north, 1981 and is a study in contrasts. It compares the ancient and modern commitment to love of people. It portrays innocence in a character from Wales and introduces discussion on the consequences of choice.
The Division is in full swing in preparation for our participation for Indy Irish Fest, our major fund raiser on September 16, 17 and 18. The Irish Fest Chairs are Mary Ellen Morris and Nancy Tindall-Sponsel. The Group is also preparing for a celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Knock under the chairmanship of Joyce McMullen. Beside the Memorial Mass for deceased members, Joyce is also preparing for OLK garage sale.
Jane and J.J. O’Brien hosted the annual summer social event celebrating and thanking members and guest for their continued support. The garden setting, sharing of food was delightful and visiting with friends made for a delightful evening.