Seymour Elks Lodge donates to local organizations


Tribune staff reports

As a result of giving by its 156 members, the Seymour Elks Lodge 462 recently received a Gratitude Grant from the Elks National Foundation and donated $2,050 to local organizations.

Those organizations receiving donations were, Anchor House, $400; Boys & Girls Club of Seymour, $250; DARE-Jackson County, $100; DARE-Seymour, $200; Girls Inc. of Jackson County, $250; Jackson County United Way, $450; and Provisions Inc., $400.

Over the past 10 years, the Seymour Elks Lodge has donated $118,050 to local organizations and individuals.

The Elks Lodge, located at 117 E. Second St., also will participate in the Seymour Main Street Downtown Trick or Treat from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday. Candy and coloring books will be distributed by Elks members and spouses, and the Indiana Elks Drug Awareness Program trailer and Elroy the Elk will make an appearance.

Lodge members and spouses will also sponsor the Boys & Girls Club of Seymour’s Christmas party at the Boys & Girls Club on Dec. 20.

The Elks National Drug Awareness Program strives to teach all children and parents about the dangers of illegal drug use and prevent the abuse of legalized and prescription drugs.

As the largest volunteer drug awareness program in the United States, the program relies on state, district and lodge volunteers to promote a drug-free lifestyle.

By taking pride in America’s communities and youth, the program takes action against youth drug use through education and inspiration.

With nearly 900,000 members and more than 2,000 lodges nationwide, Elks are providing charitable services that help build stronger communities across the United States.

The Elks National Foundation is the charitable arm of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

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