Gallipolis Elks #107 Supports Snack Pack Program

Gallipolis Elks #107 Supports Snack Pack Program

Gallipolis Elks Lodge #107 purchased and delivered 150 cases of peanut butter to the Gallia Co. Snack Pack Program.  This donation was made possible by a $2,000 grant from the Elks National Foundation along with an additional $400 from the Elks. 

In addition to the peanut butter, the Gallipolis Elks presented them with a $825 check. The snack pack program began in Gallia County in 2007 serving one elementary school and has expanded its program to provide snack packs to over 850 students in all elementary schools in Gallia Co., Gallia Academy Middle School and Gallia Academy High School. 

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Elks of the Northwest District Take Veterans to Ballgame

Elks of the Northwest District Take Veterans to Ballgame

On August 26th 2018 Maumee/BG, Toledo and Fremont Elks were able to provide a great day for Toledo Mud Hens baseball and food for a total of 60 people who attended the game, 21 Veterans from the Ohio Veterans home and 39 Elk members were in attendance for the game against the Columbus Clippers. Hens winning at the end 3-2. Each Veteran was also given goodies bags to take home.

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Jackson Elks #466 Raises Drug Awareness at Apple Festival Days.

Jackson Elks #466 Raises Drug Awareness at Apple Festival Days.

Jackson Elks Lodge #466 had Elroy the Elk ride on the new "Elroy Mobile" at the Jackson Apple Festival parade.  Lodge members passed out drug awareness coloring books and materials to the children and parents along the parade route. With about a thousand people in attendance,  the lodge ran out of the materials just as the parade ended, but more will be set up at the booth in front of the lodge for the remaining Apple Festival Days!

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Berea Elks #1815 Host Annual "Elktoberfest" Endowment Fundraiser

Berea Elks #1815 Host Annual "Elktoberfest" Endowment Fundraiser

Berea Elks Lodge #1815 hosted their annual “Elktoberfest” celebrating the end of the summer and raising funds for the Ohio Elks Association Endowment. The event featured an amazing pig roast, corn hole, a craft beer and wine garden along with live music by Cougar Trap. The event raised over $700 for the endowment.

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An Elk is Never Forgotten...

An Elk is Never Forgotten...

At Monday’s lodge meeting at the Kenton Elks Lodge #157, First Vice President Mark Ratliff presented Exalted Ruler Todd Daquino with a framed collection of William “Billy” Southworth memorabilia for which Ratliff has personally collected. Billy was a professional baseball player who started his career in 1911 for the Kenton Reds and went onto becoming the Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals. Billy was also a dedicated member of the Kenton Lodge and he was awarded an Honorary Life Membership in 1943.

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Columbus-Grove City Elks Host CP Fundraising Brunch

Columbus-Grove City Elks Host CP Fundraising Brunch

The Columbus-Grove City Elks Lodge#37 hosted their monthly brunch to support Cerebral Palsy.  This year, as we did last year, the lodge invited local fire and police departments to attend.  We served a total of 52 meals, 5 being local fireman. This was one of our largest brunches and raised $431!

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Fremont Elks Lodge #169 Present $3,500 Grant to Sandusky County Food Pantry

Fremont Elks Lodge #169 Present $3,500 Grant to Sandusky County Food Pantry

Fremont Elks #169 presented a check totaling $3500 to the Sandusky County Food Pantry to provide healthy, well balanced food items to families in need in Sandusky County. This year the lodge used their Gratitude and 150th Anniversary Grant monies which are funded by the Elks National Foundation.

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Newark Elks Lodge#391 Helps New Drug Awareness Club at Local High School

Newark Elks Lodge#391 Helps New Drug Awareness Club at Local High School

Newark High School started a new Drug Awareness Club this school year hoping to stop the drug addiction that is running rampant in our city.  Knowing that to stop any illicit activity, one has to start from the bottom, with the young people, and work your way up, the High School is hoping to teach the students about the different drugs and the effect on their bodies and brains.

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