Elks distribute $2,500 in grant funds

Jefferson Elks Lodge 2306 presented checks to several different organizations on Wednesday. The funds came from the Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grant program, which is available to lodges that meet per capita goals of financial support for the foundation.

A Gratitude Grant in the amount of $2500 was received and distributed.

Lodge treasurer Russ Johnson (left) and exalted ruler Jack Hunter (right) present a check for $800 to congregate meals site manager Amy Becker (next to Johnson) and Elder Serve board president Linda Ross.
The Jefferson Police Association received $600 for its DARE project. Accepting the check from exalted ruler Jack Hunter is officer Caleb Jantz, who will work with students on drug awareness. Police chief Mark Clouse is on the right, with Elks treasurer Russ Johnson on the left.
Exalted ruler Jack Hunter (left) and treasurer Russ Johnson present Jefferson fire chief Jack Williams a check for $600 for the Jefferson Firefighters Association to use toward the purchase of a thermal imaging camera.

The remaining $500 was used to purchase dictionaries to be given to all third graders in Greene County and surrounding school districts. This has been an Elks’ project for many years.

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