Marysville Elks Lodge #1130 recently donated $1200 to the Plain City Police department. The monies were used by the department to purchase a bite suit. This suit will enable the police department staff to remain save while training their canine officer, Andor. The money came from a grant secured from the Ohio Elks Association in the form of a Community Service Grant as well as a contribution from the Lodge’s Charitable Fund.
The purpose of the Community Service grant is to aid in “the acquisition of equipment by a municipality, police department, fire department, etc., which they would not otherwise be able to purchase, thus allowing them to do their jobs better.”
To date, through the Community Service Grants, Marysville Lodge #1130 has distributed nearly $7,000 back into Union County to assist various community agencies.
The Elks is a national fraternal order with nearly a million members and a 150-year history. A network of more than 2,000 lodges all over the country promotes community spirit and the principles of charity, justice, brotherly love and fidelity. The Order donates more than $80 million every year for benevolent, educational and patriotic community-minded programs.
Presenting the bit suit at the Plain City Council Meeting were Marysville Elks Lodge No. 1130 member Fred Kile, Plain City Police Chief Dale McKee, Plain City Officer Sgt. Tharon Prather, and Marysville Elks Lodge No. 1130 Community Service Chairman Kermit Morse, III