Newark Elks Help Kids Learn About Impairment

Impairment Goggles Big Hit With Kids

Newark Elks Lodge #391 used impairment goggles to help Newark City High School and Middle School students understand the effects of being under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Lodge members along with other community sponsors attended the city schools annual “Rally in the Alley” to provide students who are underprivileged and at risk with needed items for the upcoming school year. “This is the perfect opportunity for the students to play with and learn from the impairment goggles”, said Licking County Sheriff Deputy Shuster. Another big plus, the kids enjoyed talking with and interacting with the officers.

Deputy Shuster was joined by Licking County Deputy Brailer and Newark City Police Sgt. Gliatta as they helped the Elk members with the students.

Along with trying the impairment goggles, over 300 students received a drug awareness information packet.

Members Becky Underhill, Ruby Smith, Mike Tanner, Ginger Rife, Marion Baron, Tim Hamilton, Jeff Unternaher.

Members Becky Underhill, Ruby Smith, Mike Tanner, Ginger Rife, Marion Baron, Tim Hamilton, Jeff Unternaher.

Mike Tanner Deputy Shuster and student “walking the line”.

Mike Tanner Deputy Shuster and student “walking the line”.

Students testing their dexterity, Members Becky Underhill, Mike Tanner and Bill Trumbull.

Students testing their dexterity, Members Becky Underhill, Mike Tanner and Bill Trumbull.