Indiana Knights of Columbus develop ‘Drive for Life’

By Tim Lilley

The Message editor

Indiana Knights of Columbus plan to Drive for Life on Jan. 30. Locally, Knights are planning to decorate their vehicles with pro-life messages and drive around to proclaim those messages – including a drive past the Four Freedoms Monument in downtown Evansville.

K of C District Deputy Darren Sroufe told The Message that the idea for a Drive for Life originated in Indiana, and K of C national has designated it a pilot program this year. Sroufe said, “Even with the pandemic we could not stand idly by without our voices being heard and the Knights being seen in support of life. So the Indiana Knights presented the idea to the Supreme Council, and they approved us to be a pilot state for this event. If it goes well, all states will be able to make it a project for supporting life from conception to natural death.”

In an email to K of C councils in District Nos. 33 and 36, Sroufe said, “On Saturday, Jan. 30, cars will leave from your parish at noon (local time). This is not a formal parade. Each driver is responsible for obeying all traffic laws. No intersections may be blocked. The group will proceed on a route determined by your council. The only thing we ask is that you drive by the Four Freedoms Monument, downtown Evansville, sometime during the Drive. Cars can, and should, be decorated appropriately. There will not be a rally. We are asking each council in the area to do the same thing at the same time. “Brothers, this is an opportunity to make a difference in spite of the pandemic.”

If you are interested in participating, contact your parish’s Knights of Columbus Council.