Knights serve without a building

Jun 6, 2008 | Posted by: Ladybug2 | Full story: www.suburbanchicagonews.com

Look for members of the Braidwood Knights of Columbus at special events such as Braidwood Fest this summer.

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THE BRAIDWOOD KNIGHTS SHOULD HAVE TAKEN A RIDE TO THE EAST SIDE OF JOLIET TO VISIT THAT KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TO SEE HOW THEY MAKE THIER FISH, CHICKEN, AND SHRIMP. THIER FOOD IS AWSOME AND CONTINUES TO BE PACKED EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. WE WENT TO THE BRAIDWOOD KNIGHTS THE FIRST YEAR WE LIVED HERE AND IT WAS HORRIBLE. THE FOOD WAS COLD AND THERE WAS NO TASTE WHAT SO EVER TO IT. THERE WERE VERY FEW FOLKS THERE ALSO ON THE DAY I WAS THERE AND LOTS WERE COMPLAINING.
IF YOUR GONNA RUN THIS TYPE OF THING, YOU HAVE TO INSURE THAT THE FOOD IS GOOD AND COOKED FRESH AND IS SERVED HOT. MY FISH AND MY MOM'S SHRIMP WERE COLD...AND IT WAS VERY EXPENSIVE TOO. THAT WAS THE LAST TIME WE WENT. IT'S A SHAME TO BECAUSE THAT IS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO MAKE MONEY FOR THIS ORGANIZATION. BUT LIKE I SAID YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING GOOD FOR THE PEOPLE TO EAT TO MAKE IT WORTH THIER WHILE TO COME BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN.
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Jun 14, 2008
 
SAD LITTLE PODUNK TOWN wrote:
THE BRAIDWOOD KNIGHTS SHOULD HAVE TAKEN A RIDE TO THE EAST SIDE OF JOLIET TO VISIT THAT KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TO SEE HOW THEY MAKE THIER FISH, CHICKEN, AND SHRIMP. THIER FOOD IS AWSOME AND CONTINUES TO BE PACKED EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. WE WENT TO THE BRAIDWOOD KNIGHTS THE FIRST YEAR WE LIVED HERE AND IT WAS HORRIBLE. THE FOOD WAS COLD AND THERE WAS NO TASTE WHAT SO EVER TO IT. THERE WERE VERY FEW FOLKS THERE ALSO ON THE DAY I WAS THERE AND LOTS WERE COMPLAINING.
IF YOUR GONNA RUN THIS TYPE OF THING, YOU HAVE TO INSURE THAT THE FOOD IS GOOD AND COOKED FRESH AND IS SERVED HOT. MY FISH AND MY MOM'S SHRIMP WERE COLD...AND IT WAS VERY EXPENSIVE TOO. THAT WAS THE LAST TIME WE WENT. IT'S A SHAME TO BECAUSE THAT IS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO MAKE MONEY FOR THIS ORGANIZATION. BUT LIKE I SAID YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING GOOD FOR THE PEOPLE TO EAT TO MAKE IT WORTH THIER WHILE TO COME BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN.
You ought to take a look at their building,they no longer own it. why are you rapping them? You must be one of those that continue to rap Antonia's. Get a life.
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<quoted text>You ought to take a look at their building,they no longer own it. why are you rapping them? You must be one of those that continue to rap Antonia's. Get a life.
DUH... I KNOW THEY NO LONGER OWN IT.. HENCE THE POST... AND I AM ONLY GIVING MY OPINION HERE. THEY COULD HAVE MADE IT.. BUT THEY CHOSE NOT TO..PEOPLE WHO SERVE FOOD HAVE TO REMEMBER, IF THE FOOD IS NOT GOOD AND YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT IT YOURSELFS, HOW DO YOU EXPECT ANYONE ELSE TO LIKE IT? FOLKS DON'T MIND SPENDING GOOD MONEY IF THE FOOD IS GOOD. BUT THE FISH THEY SERVED WAS LIKE FROZEN FISH AND WAS VERY THIN, LIKE THE KIND I COULD BUY IN THE FREEZER DEPT. IN A GROCERY STORE...
TAKE A RIDE AN HAVE A FISH DINNER AT THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS OFF OF CASS ST. IN JOIET ON THE EAST SIDE OF TOWN BEFORE YOU GET TO PILCHER PARK. YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT. THERE WAS A 360 DEGREE DIFFERENCE IN BRAIDWOODS FISH COMPARED TO THE FISH THEY SERVE IN JOLIET. EVEN THE KNIGHTS ON INFANTRY DRIVE IN JOLIET CAN'T COMPARE TO THE ONE ON THE EAST SIDE, BUT I WILL SAY THIER FISH ALSO WAS MUCH BETTER THAN BRAIDWOODS.
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DUH... I KNOW THEY NO LONGER OWN IT.. HENCE THE POST... AND I AM ONLY GIVING MY OPINION HERE. THEY COULD HAVE MADE IT.. BUT THEY CHOSE NOT TO..PEOPLE WHO SERVE FOOD HAVE TO REMEMBER, IF THE FOOD IS NOT GOOD AND YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT IT YOURSELFS, HOW DO YOU EXPECT ANYONE ELSE TO LIKE IT? FOLKS DON'T MIND SPENDING GOOD MONEY IF THE FOOD IS GOOD. BUT THE FISH THEY SERVED WAS LIKE FROZEN FISH AND WAS VERY THIN, LIKE THE KIND I COULD BUY IN THE FREEZER DEPT. IN A GROCERY STORE...
TAKE A RIDE AN HAVE A FISH DINNER AT THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS OFF OF CASS ST. IN JOIET ON THE EAST SIDE OF TOWN BEFORE YOU GET TO PILCHER PARK. YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT. THERE WAS A 360 DEGREE DIFFERENCE IN BRAIDWOODS FISH COMPARED TO THE FISH THEY SERVE IN JOLIET. EVEN THE KNIGHTS ON INFANTRY DRIVE IN JOLIET CAN'T COMPARE TO THE ONE ON THE EAST SIDE, BUT I WILL SAY THIER FISH ALSO WAS MUCH BETTER THAN BRAIDWOODS.
When was the last time you ate there? There was a problem for a while but it was rectified & they were serving 180 dinners a night.The building became a burden for the number of members & the same people volunteered every week along with some paid staff. It costs a lot of money to maintain a building that size & a fish fry doesn't produce that sort of revenue in this town. Eating out has become a luxury due to gas,food,& utility costs. The KNIGHTS made the correct move by selling the building.I hope that explanation helps soothe your concerns about the fish fry. Good grief they haven't had a fish fry since lent. Why are you bringing this up now?

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"SAD LITTLE PODUNK TOWN"

You really do need to get a life and stop being so negative about our community and its people. Instead of slamming a wonderful organization that has done so much for the betterment of many, get out there and volunteer. Take your negative energies and put them to a better use.

Instead of trashing out an old fundraiser which no longer exists, you could have simply praised the organization in Joliet! Such a negative posting to start this strand!

If you don't like something, work to change it. If that is not possible, change your attitude.
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"SAD LITTLE PODUNK TOWN"
You really do need to get a life and stop being so negative about our community and its people. Instead of slamming a wonderful organization that has done so much for the betterment of many, get out there and volunteer. Take your negative energies and put them to a better use.
Instead of trashing out an old fundraiser which no longer exists, you could have simply praised the organization in Joliet! Such a negative posting to start this strand!
If you don't like something, work to change it. If that is not possible, change your attitude.
Well said.Thank you.
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Please show compassion wrote:
"SAD LITTLE PODUNK TOWN"
You really do need to get a life and stop being so negative about our community and its people. Instead of slamming a wonderful organization that has done so much for the betterment of many, get out there and volunteer. Take your negative energies and put them to a better use.
Instead of trashing out an old fundraiser which no longer exists, you could have simply praised the organization in Joliet! Such a negative posting to start this strand!
If you don't like something, work to change it. If that is not possible, change your attitude.
I CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW MAKING A COMMENT ABOUT THE QUALITY OF THE FISH FRY'S HAS NOW DEVELOPED INTO ME BEING NEGATIVE ABOUT THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. THIS SITE NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE ME.
I WOULD LOVE TO VOLUNTEER FOR SOMETHING WORTHWHILE IN THIS COMMUNITY IF YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO COME TO MY HOUSE AND TAKE CARE OF MY MOTHER FOR ME SO I CAN DO IT.
AND POSSIBLY I MAY HAVE GONE TO HAVE FISH THERE WHEN IT HAD TAKEN A BAD TURN AS THE OTHER POSTER HAD SAID. ALL I DID WAS MAKE A STATEMENT OF WHAT I EXPERIENCED.
NOW LET'S HANG ME OUT TO DRY FOR HAVING AN OPINION.... IF YA HAD HALF A BRAIN AND THOUGHT ABOUT THINGS, YOU WOULD REALIZE THAT THE FACT I WENT THERE FOR DINNER WAS TO SUPPORT LOCAL ENTITES HERE IN TOWN. THINK BEFORE YOU JUDGE.
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I really don't know about the fish, but I am guessing the sale of the Knights of Columbus building had more to do about lack of participation in the organization and the inability to get new members.

These types of fraternal organizations are dieing off all around us. People have lost the zeal to become part of something worthwhile and volunteer their time to help others.

This same situation came about for VFW and American Legion organizations. The new vets aren't interested in getting involved and they've had to offer "associate" memberships to keep their doors open. Moose, Elk, Lion, and JayCee groups are also having problems getting new members.

So, don't blame the fish. A handful of people doing all the work, and just a minimum amount of dues coming in the door will doom any organization.
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Jun 16, 2008
 
If you think about it, the majority of people growing up in the 70's and 80's were part of the "Me" generation. Their parents typically didn't attend church or participate in civic organizations, both parents worked full-time, and what little extra time was spent relaxing or as "family time."

More than one generation is out there that doesn't really know how to give back. They were never taught how.

Obviously, there are exceptions. It's truly a shame that organizations that should be important to many just don't fit into our busy lives.

How about this generation raise the "We" generation, who care about the people around them, and realize that success isn't measured by the size of your bank account or the square footage of your house -- it's measured by the size of your heart.

Just my opinion.
SAD LITTLE PODUNK TOWN

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I DUNNO wrote:
I really don't know about the fish, but I am guessing the sale of the Knights of Columbus building had more to do about lack of participation in the organization and the inability to get new members.
These types of fraternal organizations are dieing off all around us. People have lost the zeal to become part of something worthwhile and volunteer their time to help others.
This same situation came about for VFW and American Legion organizations. The new vets aren't interested in getting involved and they've had to offer "associate" memberships to keep their doors open. Moose, Elk, Lion, and JayCee groups are also having problems getting new members.
So, don't blame the fish. A handful of people doing all the work, and just a minimum amount of dues coming in the door will doom any organization.
WELL SAID... AND I WAS NEW IN BRAIDWOOD AT THE TIME AND DID NOT REALIZE THEY WERE NOT GETTING THE SUPPORT FROM THE CITY THAT THEY NEEDED. I GUESS I WAS USED TO GOING TO THE EAST SIDE JOLIET KNIGHTS AND EXPECTED THE SAME HERE. YOUR POINT IS WELL THAKEN.. THANK YOU
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I CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW MAKING A COMMENT ABOUT THE QUALITY OF THE FISH FRY'S HAS NOW DEVELOPED INTO ME BEING NEGATIVE ABOUT THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. THIS SITE NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE ME.
I WOULD LOVE TO VOLUNTEER FOR SOMETHING WORTHWHILE IN THIS COMMUNITY IF YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO COME TO MY HOUSE AND TAKE CARE OF MY MOTHER FOR ME SO I CAN DO IT.
AND POSSIBLY I MAY HAVE GONE TO HAVE FISH THERE WHEN IT HAD TAKEN A BAD TURN AS THE OTHER POSTER HAD SAID. ALL I DID WAS MAKE A STATEMENT OF WHAT I EXPERIENCED.
NOW LET'S HANG ME OUT TO DRY FOR HAVING AN OPINION.... IF YA HAD HALF A BRAIN AND THOUGHT ABOUT THINGS, YOU WOULD REALIZE THAT THE FACT I WENT THERE FOR DINNER WAS TO SUPPORT LOCAL ENTITES HERE IN TOWN. THINK BEFORE YOU JUDGE.
Your name say's it all. If you don't like this "SAD LITTLE POODUNK TOWN", PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LEAVE.
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I can`t believe what was said about the fish at the Knights. I use to work out there and people always talked about how good the fish was. Alot of people from Joliet, Lockport, Plainfield and other places came here for the fish. So you see it was good fish.
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SAD LITTLE PODUNK TOWN wrote:
THE BRAIDWOOD KNIGHTS SHOULD HAVE TAKEN A RIDE TO THE EAST SIDE OF JOLIET TO VISIT THAT KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TO SEE HOW THEY MAKE THIER FISH, CHICKEN, AND SHRIMP. THIER FOOD IS AWSOME AND CONTINUES TO BE PACKED EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. WE WENT TO THE BRAIDWOOD KNIGHTS THE FIRST YEAR WE LIVED HERE AND IT WAS HORRIBLE. THE FOOD WAS COLD AND THERE WAS NO TASTE WHAT SO EVER TO IT. THERE WERE VERY FEW FOLKS THERE ALSO ON THE DAY I WAS THERE AND LOTS WERE COMPLAINING.
IF YOUR GONNA RUN THIS TYPE OF THING, YOU HAVE TO INSURE THAT THE FOOD IS GOOD AND COOKED FRESH AND IS SERVED HOT. MY FISH AND MY MOM'S SHRIMP WERE COLD...AND IT WAS VERY EXPENSIVE TOO. THAT WAS THE LAST TIME WE WENT. IT'S A SHAME TO BECAUSE THAT IS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO MAKE MONEY FOR THIS ORGANIZATION. BUT LIKE I SAID YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING GOOD FOR THE PEOPLE TO EAT TO MAKE IT WORTH THIER WHILE TO COME BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN.
I agree with you. It took us a few times thinking it would change but it didn't.
SAD LITTLE PODUNK TOWN

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<quoted text>Your name say's it all. If you don't like this "SAD LITTLE POODUNK TOWN", PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LEAVE.
OREO.. YOU REALLY ARE AN IDIOT... IT SHOULD READ.. SAD LITTLE PODUNK TOWN PEOPLE... ADDED ANOTHER ONE TO MY IDIOT LIST..
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Only an idiot can't read between the lines.
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oreo wrote:
Only an idiot can't read between the lines.
Oreo - you and SLPT really have to relax! No ones getting hurt here! We don't need anymore insult feuds.
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Jun 18, 2008
 
I don't see why people can't each have their own opinion about the fish. Everybody likes different things. Some like their fish breaded, some don't...some like big thick fillets while others may like it thin and crispy. Does that mean one person is wrong and another is right? Does it mean you have to belittle another for their opinion? Maybe I'm just too laid back. And Sad Little Podunk Town, I find your name quite humorous. I'm sure if you thought this town was THAT bad, you wouldn't be living here!
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I See wrote:
I don't see why people can't each have their own opinion about the fish. Everybody likes different things. Some like their fish breaded, some don't...some like big thick fillets while others may like it thin and crispy. Does that mean one person is wrong and another is right? Does it mean you have to belittle another for their opinion? Maybe I'm just too laid back. And Sad Little Podunk Town, I find your name quite humorous. I'm sure if you thought this town was THAT bad, you wouldn't be living here!
VERY WELL SAID I SEE.. AND YES I CHOSE THIS NAME AS HUMOR.. WE ALL KNOW THATS WHAT BIG TOWN FOLKS THINK OF LITTLE TOWNS LIKE THIS. THAT WERE ALL STUPID AND HILLBILLIES. I LOVE LIVING HERE. LOVE THE LITTLE TOWN ATMOSPHERE AND I THINK THE MAJORITY OF THE FOLKS HERE ARE VERY NICE. I ACTUALLY LOVE SOME OF THE BANTER ON THIS SITE TO. IT MAKES A LONG DAY SHORTER TO READ THE DIFFERENT REMARKS AND SUBJECTS ON HERE. AND IT'S A GOOD WAY TO FIND OUT ABOUT THIS TOWN TO.. SOME OF THE HISTORY OF IT FROM FOLKS THAT HAVE LIVED HERE FOR YEARS. IT'S KINDA LIKE READING A HISTORY BOOK AT TIMES AND I FIND IT QUAINT.
AND YOUR RIGHT.. I CHOSE TO LIVE HERE.. NO ONE FORCED ME TO.. SO YES.. THE NAME IS A PUN AND THAT IS ALL IT IS. I KNOW I MADE A GOOD CHOICE.
AND THANK YOU FOR BEING SO INTUITIVE.. YOUR ONE SMART COOKIE..
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All of you sound llike a bunch of 1st graders. Arguing over something that is posted on a site that is meant for the expression of people. I don't think this is meant to be a site for people to argue like a bunck of kids!!!! Grow up

“Laugh often.....”

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WHATEVER wrote:
All of you sound llike a bunch of 1st graders. Arguing over something that is posted on a site that is meant for the expression of people. I don't think this is meant to be a site for people to argue like a bunck of kids!!!! Grow up
Arguing about fish ..........LOL.

Although it IS amusing to read. Lightens up the day.

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