Local Nonprofit Looks To ‘Help People’ In Need

Pictured from left are Crystal Surdyk, Mayor Eddie Sundquist, vice president of Knights of Enchanted Dreams Shane McDaniel, president Sandra Welsh, secretary Lynette Wilson, director Ron Wood and treasurer Nicki Bosworth. The nonprofit cut the ribbon on its new location Tuesday on West Second Street in Jamestown. P-J photo by Nikk Holland

Knights of Enchanted Dreams, located at 104 W. Second St., is a nonprofit that provides help for seniors, veterans and youth.

The organization is in memory of Knights president Sandra Welsh’s husband, Robert, a veteran who loved to help those in need.

“Our mission is really to help people,” Welsh said. “We love people, we love kids, it doesn’t matter who they are. Everybody is welcome here, any color, anything, we don’t care.”

Welsh also spoke on the impact of her late husband on the area.

“My husband was a veteran, and he had done a lot for the Moose club,” Welsh said. “He was a great person and did a lot for kids and seniors.”

Welsh said if the nonprofit brings those struggling in life the help they need, “we’ve done what we wanted to do.”

The message from vice president Shane McDaniel is that anybody who needs moral support can find it at Knights of Enchanted Dreams.

“Basically what we do is help seniors, vets and youth,” McDaniel said. “If we can just brighten someone’s day at least once, we made it.”

Some of the things the nonprofit offers in their Second Street location are karaoke, dance, games, parties, crafts, picnics and entertainment. These events offer a safe and fun environment for those who seek out the organization.

Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist was present Tuesday to help the organization cut the ribbon on their new location.

“We’re very excited to have the Knights of Enchanted Dreams being here to create this additional community space here in the community,” Sundquist said. “Their mission is to really focus on the community, on our vets, on our kids and to use a space that was a former nightclub … as now a place where people can come and congregate is a really incredible place for the community.”

The board members finalized the ribbon-cutting ceremony with a presentation of the vow they took to initiate the organization.

“Always promise to help others; to guide in the best direction; with professional attitude and elegance; to help people reach their dreams and accomplishments; we strive to grow with honesty and integrity; with the use of our knowledge in helping others; giving them a safe and relaxed environment; we welcome everyone.”


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