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Posted by Ron Whitaker | Posted in Hoop Shoot, News | Posted on 01-07-2015
It’s basketball season, and that means it’s once again time for Hoop Shoot! The local Frankfort shoot will be held at the Franklin Co. High School gym this Sunday, January 11.
Hoop Shoot is the annual Elks free-throw competition that lets boys and girls from 8 to 13 years of age compete for a chance to represent their community at the National Hoop Shoot in Springfield, Mass., home of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. At the conclusion of the National Shoot, one boy and one girl from each age group will win a national title and will have their names permanently inscribed at the Basketball Hall of Fame.
For the local shoot this year, we will use the following schedule:
- Boys and girls 8-9 year olds will shoot at 1:00 PM
- 10-11 year olds will shoot at 2:00
- 12-13 year olds will shoot at 3:00
Contestants will be assigned an age-group based on the age that they will be on April 1, 2015. Contestants must be 8 years old by April 1, 2015, to participate. Please bring a copy of the shooter’s birth certificate, without it they may not be able to advance to the next level.
If you have any questions about the Hoop Shoot, or you want to volunteer, please contact our Local Hoop Shoot Director, Jerry Harley, at (502) 803-6332. Volunteers need to be at the gym by 12:15. We welcome any new volunteers to the program, but please contact Jerry to ensure that proper attire is worn the day of the contest.
Best of luck to all our shooters in this year’s contest!
Posted by Ron Whitaker | Posted in News | Posted on 12-12-2014
Every December, the Frankfort Elks Lodge delivers a brand new dictionary to every third grade student in Franklin County. This includes all schools, both City and County, both public and private. This year, we delivered over 700 dictionaries, pencils, and drug awareness ribbons.
The students and teachers were so happy to receive the dictionaries, as you can see in the photo above. Pictured is Rachel Ohler’s 3rd grade class at Peaks Mill Elementary School.
Our dictionary project is funded with help from an Elks National Foundation grant. For more information on the Foundation, and how you can give, please visit their website.
Posted by Ron Whitaker | Posted in News | Posted on 12-11-2014
Members from Frankfort Elks Lodge #530 recently prepared, delivered, and served a hot Christmas breakfast to approximately 85 veterans and staff at the Lexington VA.
Pictured above are lodge members Sulena Bryant, Debbie Foy, Karl Groves and Carla Hawkins. They were joined by 5 other Elks, who are not pictured. As a special treat, Kentucky recording artist, Disney cruise entertainer, and Frankfort Lodge #530 member Mike Archer (pictured below) entertained the troops while they enjoyed their annual Elks Christmas Breakfast.
Many thanks to our members for their dedication to serving our veterans!
Posted by Ron Whitaker | Posted in News | Posted on 12-09-2014
Bill Moore (right), Exalted Ruler of Frankfort Elks Lodge #530, presents $2,000 in bus tokens to Bill Klingenberg (left), Social Worker and Michael Guibord (center), Supervisor at the Leestown Veterans Center Homeless Program. This unit houses about 40 homeless veterans that come from all over the state of Kentucky.
The tokens will allow these veterans to use Lextran for transportation to and from doctor’s appointments and job interviews. They can also use the tokens to get to and from their jobs as they work to get their lives back on track.
This gift was made possible by a Freedom Grant from the Elks National Foundation. As our order has pledged, “So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.”
Posted by Ron Whitaker | Posted in News | Posted on 12-02-2014
As is our custom, this year Frankfort Elks Lodge #530 once again delivered Thanksgiving meals and more to needy seniors.
Along with two hot meals, each of these seniors also received a $50 gift card to help defray some of their living expenses. These expenses can be difficult for seniors living on a fixed income, and gift cards can help with prescriptions and other necessities.
Pictured above is Frankfort Elks member Lois Harper with senior Richard Thomas and his best friend, Sara.