The annual Knight of Columbus Tootsie Roll drive will be Oct. 13, 14 and 15 and coincides with Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's "Helping People with Intellectual Disability Days."

Members of the Newton Knights of Columbus will be in front of stores and churches handing out specially marked Tootsie Rolls and accepting donations for people with intellectual disabilities. 

Donated funds will benefit organizations that serve persons with intellectual disabilities. The organizations that will receive Tootsie Roll funds include the "Wildcats," a Harvey/Marion County Special Olympics group; Trinity Heights Respite Care; the "Circle of Friends," a Harvey County Special Education group; and the Knights of Columbus State Special Olympics Basketball Tournament sponsors.