The Ashland Elks Lodge #1360 held a Christmas party for the foster kids in Ashland County for the 13th year. In all, 27 foster kids received gifts from Santa. The kids and their families arrived at the Elks for lunch and games until Santa's sleigh arrived and he handed out gifts to the children.Read More
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Van Wert Lodge Elks Lodge #1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks veterans committee recently made a donation of $195.00 to the Wreaths across America program. The monies will purchase 13 wreaths.
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission of Wreaths Across America it to Remember, Honor and Teach, which is carried out by coordinating wreath laying in ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery as well as more than 1,400 additional locations in all 50 states, at sea and abroad.Read More
Kent Elks Lodge #1377 used their Elks National Foundation Anniversary Grant to purchase a shed for the Freedom House in Kent which is a transient home for homeless male veterans. The lodge also provided coats, hats and gloves along with gift cards .Read More
Members from Berea Elks Lodge #1815 helped to identify, sort and repack over 10,500 pounds of frozen meat for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Meat was re-packed from large pallets to smaller, 25 pounds boxes which will be distributed across 900 agencies and pantries over a six county area.Read More
Ohio River Valley Elks Lodge #231, Martins Ferry, staged a book fair for the Bellaire, OH Middle and High School’s After School Academy students. The event was held in conjunction with its annual Thanksgiving dinner prepared and attended by the students and their families.Read More
Ohio River Valley Elks Lodge #231 received a Freedom Grant from Elks National Foundation in the amount of $2,000.
This was used to purchase pajamas and slippers for veterans in four different nursing homes. We needed bags to put the gifts in and Belmont Savings Bank in Bellaire donated bags for each gift.Read More
Winners were recently crowned in the annual Marysville Elks Hoop Shoot Contest at the Marysville High School Gymnasium.
14 students participated in this year’s competition at the local level. Elk members and the Marysville High School Boys Basketball team assisted the competitors by keeping score and rebounding the basketballs.Read More
The Berea Elks Lodge #1815 donated $500 to the Berea Police Department to cover costs for materials for the Too Good For Drugs program that is taught to all 4th and 5th graders in the Berea City School system. Additionally, another $1,000 dollars was donated to the Berea Fire Department to purchase new smoke detectors and lock boxes to be delivered to those in the community in need.Read More
During Breast Cancer Awareness month, members of the Perry County Cancer Alliance (PCCA) held their annual vigil on the Perry County Courthouse steps Oct.18th. This event recognized cancer survivors and those individuals and organizations supporting the PCCA.
During the ceremony, New Lexington Elks Lodge #509 was awarded the Dove award for its continuous and generous donations they provide to the PCCA (over $73,000 donated since 2009.) Over $4,000 has been donated to date this year alone.Read More
Newark Elks Lodge# 391 members worked to put together bags to hand out to the children at the Halloween on the Square Event held in the city on October 25th. The bags contained drug awareness coloring books, crayons, wrist bands, bookmarks and information for parents.Read More
The New Lexington Elks Lodge #509 partnered with the Perry County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) to help prevent expired and unused medications going into water systems.
During the recent annual drive-thru flu clinic Oct.10th held at the Perry County Fairgrounds,441 disposable drug deactivation bags (Deterra) were passed out to everyone receiving a flu shot.
With the assistance of members of the Perry County Sheriffs Dept., New Lexington Police Dept. and the Perry County Health Dept. these bags allowed people to dispose of unused drugs correctly.Read More
Van Wert Elks Lodge #1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks held their Annual Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Goedde Building, Van Wert City Schools in Van Wert. The contest was open to all boys and girls, ages 8 thru 13 and the boys and girls competed separately in their age class. All participants shoot 25 free throw shots to compete.Read More
On October 21st at the Northwest District Meeting held at Lima Elks Lodge #54, several donations of personal care items and new clothing was brought in for Veterans residing at the Sandusky Ohio Veterans Home.Read More
he Ohio Elks Northeast District of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks held their Charity Ball at the Lakewood Lodge in October. The proceeds were donated to four separate facilities that assist Cerebral Palsy patients.
The Salem Elks Lodge #305 recently donated to the Robert Bycroft School a check for $1,625.00.Read More
On Halloween Trick or Treat Night, the Gallipolis Elks Lodge #107 setup three separate drug awareness tables in various locations in Gallipolis. Representatives from the City Police Dept. and County Sheriff’s Dept., along with Elks members and volunteers handed out approximately 1,360 pieces of drug awareness literature to about 1,500 Trick or Treater’s. PER Walt Brown, additionally, provided over 2,700 drug awareness materials to local 4-H Clubs, City Schools, County Prosecutor’s Office, and Gallia Co. Children’s Services.Read More
Newark Elks Lodge #391 Participates in Licking County Veterans Stand Down.
November 13, 2018 was a cold and windy day but the weather didn’t bother Newark Lodge #391 members as they took part in the Veterans Stand Down. Set up in the outdoor Canal Market area, lodge and district Veteran Chairman Tim Hamilton, ENF Chairman Kathy Wise and member Becky Underhill greeted veterans as they handed out sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, backpacks, hats and gloves as well as drug awareness information.Read More
Van Wert Lodge Elks Lodge #1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks have selected Noah Carter and Noelle Heffner seniors at Van Wert High School as the recipients of the Students of the Month for October.Read More
The Berea Elks Lodge #1815 partnered with Berea Police to serve as a collection site for the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This event collects unused, expired, or unwanted prescription drugs and disposes of them properly keeping our community and environment safer.
The event collected almost 50 pounds of drugs.Read More