Pictured (left to right) are Knights Uwe Wiechering, lector; Ray Knapstein, Father Dodge ultrasound director; Noah Makubuya, Holy Family youth and adult faith formation director; Tammy Dallman, director of New Dawn Pregnancy Resource Center; and Faye Tenhaken, ultrasound stenographer. (Submitted photo)

The Father Dodge Council of the Knights of Columbus, Woodruff, kicked off its ultrasound project for New Dawn Pregnancy Resource Center recently, in conjunction with Respect Life Month, with help from Tammy Dallman, director at New Dawn, and Faye Tenhaken, stenographer for the ultrasound at New Dawn.

The council has permission from the Superior Diocese and Knights of Columbus Supreme Council to help raise half the funds for a new ultrasound machine, MyLab6, with the Supreme Council paying for the other half. The cost of the MyLab6 is $28,000; it is a black-and-white 2D machine.

The Father Dodge Council helped former district deputy Neil Micke to raise funds for a portable ultrasound machine six years ago, and for the past five-and-a-half years, New Dawn has shared the ultrasound with two other centers, but they now need a machine on a permanent basis.

The Father Dodge Council will be raising money by their Lifesavers for Life drives at Holy Family and several area businesses; through a pancake breakfast at Holy Family Sunday, Oct. 21, from 8:30-11:30 a.m.; and with help from area churches and fellow Knights.

To make a tax-deductible donation, make the check out to “Wis K of C Charities Inc” (write “New Dawn” in the memo line) and mail the check to: Mike Heppe,7855 Hacker Dr., Minocqua, WI 54548.