KC’s Tootsie Roll drive starts Friday

The Knights of Columbus Council 3657 of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Forest Lake is having its annual Tootsie Roll Drive April 20-22.

All proceeds from the drive will benefit local organizations who provide assistance for mentally and physically challenged individuals.

Volunteers from the council will be accepting donations at various area locations including Cub Foods, Gander Mountain, Key’s Café, Forest Lake Liquor, Rainbow Foods, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Walmart, Wyoming Liquor and Bruce’s IGA Foods in Wyoming.

Volunteers will be at the entrances of each spot offering a token  Tootsie Roll to anyone who stops by to make a donation.

Last year the council collected more than $6,000 over the three-day drive. The Knights of Columbus members hope to exceed that amount in 2012.