Ben and Nancy DiVona were named Family of the Month for June by St. Scholastica Knights of Columbus Council 14485.
They moved from Selden, New York, to the Tampa Bay area in 1976 before coming to Citrus County in 1998.
Ben became a knight in 2013. He has been co-director for the Culture of Life Program since 2015 and heavily involved with the Baby Bottle Campaign. Both Nancy and Ben have assisted with the Council’s Ad Campaign and Car Show, as well as volunteer at Daystar Life Center and Citrus County Blessings.
The Knights of Columbus Council 6168 Ladies Auxiliary celebrated its 50th anniversary luncheon on May 25 by awarding a $1,000 scholarship to Jillienne Lapid of Lecanto High School, a $500 scholarship to Morgan Tomasko of Withlacoochee Technical College and more than $1,500 in grants shared by Citrus County nonprofit organizations.
The $1,500 was shared by Citrus Abuse Shelter Association, the Pregnancy and Family Life Center, Citrus County Blessings, the Citrus County Family Resource Center and the Community Food Bank.
With proceeds from its own fundraising efforts, the Ladies Auxiliary every year awards charitable gifts to county nonprofits, a scholarship to a deserving female Citrus County Catholic high school senior, and a “careerist” scholarship.