Elks dinners support many local youth organizations, including first fundraiser for Kinder Skog

Since last September, the Elks Lodge has provided $25,000 in meals to support local youth fundraisers, $26,000 to locals in need, and $20,000 in volunteer time and other associated costs of running their kitchen and dining hall. That all started with a $7,500 grant from the State Elks Association. When that grant ran out, all the costs shifted to being absorbed by the local lodge. "We expect to get another grant, but until then we can just absorb the cost, since all of this falls under our stated mission, helping youth, and helping those in need," said Jarod Cook, Exalted Ruler of the Petersbu...


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