Van Wert Elks Lodge #1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks recently made a donation to the Van Wert County 4-H Council in the amount of $1,500.00.
The monies were distributed as fifteen $100.00 camper scholarships to assist fifteen local 4-H
members to be able to attend the annual 4-H Camp at Camp Palmer, July 5-9.
The funds were made available from an Anniversary Grant the lodge received from the Elks
National Foundation. These grants were made available to all Elks Lodges this year since the
Order of Elks is celebrating its 150 th Anniversary. The Elks National Foundation is a perpetual
trust fund established in 1928 by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Contributions to
the Foundation are made each year by close to one million Elks and their families and friends
from more than 2,000 Elks Lodges across the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and the
Van Wert Lodge is proud to be able to assist these young people so they could attend camp this year.
Pictured are some of the local 4-H Camp Counselors with Linda Stanley, Anniversary Grant