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.
550 Deterra bags were purchased through a $2,000 Gratitude Grant from the Elks National Foundation. The remaining biodegradable bags(designed to deteriorate and keep wastes from water systems) were shared with the Sheriffs Dept. and Police Dept. for future use.