Winter Warmup – Andover Knights of Columbus

Winter Warmup

Event Name: Annual Winter Warmup Dinner Dance

Date/Time of Year: January 28, 2023

Event Tags: All Activities

Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy Tags: All Works.

Event Details: Each year the council hosts a gala dinner dance at a local venue. The council selects 3 honorees for the evening to highlight their significant service to our local community. The council also presents awards to recognize volunteers to our parish. The evening includes a cocktail hour, silent auction, live auction, TV Raffle, live music and dance, and more. All proceeds from the night go to the Council’s operations and charity funds and towards a donation/gift to our honorees.


This year, the Winter Warmup will be held on Saturday January 28, 2023. The schedule of events that evening will be:

  1. Cocktail Hour and start of the auction at 5:00pm (Open to all)
  2. Dinner served starting at 6:00pm
  3. Live Music and Dancing for the rest of the night
  4. Auctions and Live TV Raffle close approx. 8:00pm

Tickets: Tickets will be available for reservation by sending an email to our officers or can be purchased online for $75/person at the Andover KOC Store starting in December 2022.


2014: Bridget Shaheen
2015: DeeDee O'Brien
2016: Rev. Peter Gori, O.S.A.
2017: Not Presented ~ 
2018: Yvon Cormier and James Greeley
2019: Paul Salafia, Katie Scanlon Leblanc, and Mary Wesson
2020: Andrew Flanagan, Rev. Arthur Johnson, O.S.A, and Jim & Peter Lafond
2021: Andover and North Andover Fire Department & Paramedics, Holy Family Hospital, Lawrence General Hospital
2022: Sr. Paula St. Katherine Murphy and Sr. Kathleen Leary
2023: Roger & Betty Desjardins, Brad & Joanne Heim, Dr. Joseph Kelley

St. Joseph Award given in honor of Louis Sirois

The St. Joseph Award is presented by the Andover Knights of Columbus, Council #1078, to an individual or couple for their support of St. Augustine Parish in Andover, MA. To be eligible for the award, a volunteer must be a parishioner at St. Augustine and work/volunteer in one or more ministries at the church. The award is intended to highlight the laity without whose support the parish, our church, and our catholic community would not be as wonderful.

The award is given in the name of Louis Sirois, a fellow brother knight who provided his carpentry artisanship as a gift to the parish for many decades. To this day, many of his works and gifts to the parish (including the Ambo and the Baptismal font) can be seen in our church.

The Award is named after St. Joseph, protector of the church and of the Augustinian Order.  It was established at the 2017 Winter Warmup.

Award Recipients

St. Joseph Award

St. Augustine Parish
2017: Louis Sirois
2017: Paul and Joan Dow
2018: John and Betty Barrett
2019: Peter Kannam
2020: Janie Moffitt
2021: Klara Vajda
2022: Kathy and Sean Sexton
2023: TBA

St. Michael Parish
2020: Marylou Salois
2021: Patricia Harrington
2022: Arthur Durkin
2023: TBA

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