The goal of the Elks Americanism Program is to quicken the spirit of American patriotism and to stimulate a genuine feeling of pride and respect toward patriotism. This is in the hopes that we as Members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will become constant reminders to the people of our Nation that America truly means freedom, and that Elks Care and Elks Share.

Our member lodges embody this spirit, through a number of programs ranging Flag Day ceremonies each year, to distributing flags to organizations that need them, to our annual Americanism essay contest, just to name a few.

Kentucky Elks Americanism Essay Contest

The winners of the 2017 Americanism Essay Contest in Kentucky were announced at the April District Deputy Clinic. The awards were presented to a representative of the local lodge, who in turns presents them to the winners.

7th & 8th Grade Division

  • 3rd Place: Aaron Johnson – Tri-County Lodge #2826
  • 2nd Place: Nathan Goebel – Florence Lodge #314
  • 1st Place: Josh Groves – Hopkinsville Lodge #545

5th & 6th Grade Division

  • 3rd Place: Belle Atkins – Lyndon Lodge #2052
  • 2nd Place: Brady Barnes – Frankfort Lodge #530
  • 1st Place: Eva Blankenberger – Hopkinsville Lodge #545