Van Wert Elks #1197 Help Local Fire Department

Van Wert Elks Lodge #1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, recently donated
$750.00 to the Middle Point Fire Department. The monies were used by the
department to purchase a TFT New Force Low Profile Ball Intake Valve.

Pictured, left to right with the new piece of equipment is: Fire Captain Nate Wiechart, Fire Chief Craig King and Lodge Community Service Grant Chairman Michael C. Stanley.

Pictured, left to right with the new piece of equipment is: Fire Captain Nate Wiechart,
Fire Chief Craig King and Lodge Community Service Grant Chairman Michael C.
Stanley.

The monies are distributed by the Ohio Elks Association in the form of a Community
Service Grant. The Ohio Elks Association receives monies each year from the Elks
National Foundation, 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 Philippines.

To date, through the Community Service Grants, Van Wert Elks Lodge 1197 has distributed
over $33,393.76 back into Van Wert County to assist the city, county and villages.

Van Wert Elks Lodge is proud to be able to assist the Middle Point Fire Department as
they provide fire protection to the residents of Middle Point and surrounding area.