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Middlesboro Lodge #119
Thanks to a grant from the Elks National Foundation of their Grand Lodge, Middlesboro Lodge #119 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks again this year donated $250 to the Middlesboro Fire Department to help them with their annual School Fire Prevention Program, also known as the "Fire Pup Program". Each year Pre-K through 5th grade children in all Middlesboro schools and daycare centers receive manuals, badges, posters and many other fire prevention materials which are then covered in the classrooms by their teachers. These materials make learning about fire safety fun for the children as they play games and do puzzles while learning how to prevent fires and what to do in case of fire. Afterwards, the children take the materials home and the parents can then learn from them. No doubt many lives have been saved and many fires prevented because of this program which the fire department conducts each year in cooperation with the National Fire Safety Council. This year over 11,000 pieces of materials will be provided to over 2,500 children in Middlesboro at a cost of approximately $5,800. The Elks donation will provide for over 100 of these children. The Elks are proud to join almost 50 other organizations, businesses and individuals in the Middlesboro area who are helping this year.
Pictured on right is Middlesboro Fire Prevention Officer, Lieutenant Chris England accepting the donation from Elks Past State President Tommy Harrell.
Veterans Breakfast 2017 Madisonville Elks Lodge #738
On November 4th, 2017 we had 78 in attendance and our 3 visitors from the Veterans Center were ( in order) Mr James Barnes, Mr Dorsey Riley, and Mr Marvin Russell. Mr Marvin Russell is the Resident Association President at the Western Ky Veterans facility at Hanson KY. Janet Cartwright had the honor of being his chauffeur in the Veterans parade on November 5, 2017..
Elks Frankfort Lodge #530 Help Homeless Veterans
Frankfort Elks members recently delivered, to the Lexington Va Center Clothing Room, over $2,000 worth of new sleeping bags, long johns, winter boots and sock hats to help the many homeless Veterans in Fayette and surrounding counties to survive the upcoming winter months.
Pictured below left to right is VA Clothing Room Supervisor, Ana Miranda, Elk members, Sandy and Bill Moore, Paula and Ricky Groves and VA Volunteer Alfredo Miranda.