Frankfort Elks Deliver Over 600 Dictionaries to Franklin County Third Graders

Posted by Elks 530 | Posted in News | Posted on 15-12-2016

The Frankfort Elks Lodge has a yearly tradition that around the first of December, we deliver a dictionary to every third grader in the county. This includes students at all schools, both Franklin County and Frankfort Independent, as well as the private schools as well. These dictionary deliveries are ongoing as we speak, and this year we will hand out over 600 dictionaries to kids. Each third grader will also receive an anti-drug ribbon and a pencil along with their dictionary.

Pictured above are Frankfort Elks Sandy Moore (right) and Trey Greenwell (center), who are seen delivering dictionaries to West Ridge Elementary School 3rd grade teacher, Kimberly Young (left).

The Frankfort Elks have been delivering dictionaries to third graders for over a decade, and we plan to continue this program for the foreseeable future. It is a boon to our community, and to the kids it serves. This project is made possible each year through a grant from the Elks National Foundation. For more information on the Foundation, and how you can give, please visit their website.

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Santa Claus Visits the Frankfort Elks Lodge to Help Needy kids

Posted by Elks 530 | Posted in News | Posted on 10-01-2016

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Frankfort Elks Lodge #530 recently held their annual Christmas party for less fortunate children. Santa Claus, his Elf and helper Linda Lafontaine entertained with the reading of a Christmas Story. Elk members served the kids all the pizza they could eat, along with drinks and cookies.

Best of all, Santa had plenty of great gifts for all the kids to enjoy. With the help of the Elk members in attendance, all the kids had a great time.

The Frankfort Elks Lodge would like to thank all of our members who worked so hard to make Christmas brighter for these kids.

Frankfort Elks Deliver Dictionaries to Franklin County Third Graders

Posted by Elks 530 | Posted in News | Posted on 06-01-2016

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Every year, the Frankfort Elks Lodge delivers a new dictionary to every single third grade student in Franklin County. That includes all students at Franklin County, Frankfort Independent, and private schools in the county. Over two weeks in December of this year, Frankfort Elks Lodge members delivered over 650 dictionaries, pencils, and anti-drug ribbons to third graders.

We were unable to take pictures this year due to school policies. Pictured above is a Peaks Mill Elementary third grade class from our 2014 dictionary delivery.

The Frankfort Elks have been delivering dictionaries for over 10 years, and we are very proud of our members who support such a worthwhile program for the Frankfort Community. This 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.

Elks Deliver Breakfast and Christmas Cards to Leestown VA Veterans

Posted by Elks 530 | Posted in News | Posted on 17-12-2015

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Frankfort Lodge members recently prepared and served a good old fashioned country breakfast to around 75 veterans and staff the Leestown Road Veterans Center. Not only was there plenty of great food, but local recording artist and Frankfort Elks member Mike Archer provided entertainment, performing a number of songs.

Pictured above is John Lazzari, VA Recreation Supervisor, as well as Elk members Paula Groves, Ricky Groves, Bill Moore and Rick Nesselrode. Other Elks members present were Debbie Foy, Sulena Bryant, Nancy Estes and Sandy Moore.

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Roughly one week later, the Frankfort Elks again visited the Lexington Leestown VA Hospital. This time, it was for our monthly pizza party, but with a holiday twist. In addition to pizza and soft drinks, Elk members Sulena Bryant, center, and Debbie Foy, right, also delivered a money-filled, home made Christmas card to to each of the veterans. The Christmas cards were the handiwork of students at Peaks Mill Elementary School under the guidance of teacher Rachel Clark. One veteran remarked that the home-made cards made his day when a child’s card referred to him as “one cool Veteran.”

Frankfort Elks Deliver a Truckload of Clothing to the Lexington VA

Posted by Elks 530 | Posted in News | Posted on 12-12-2015

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Several times each year, the Frankfort Elks Lodge donates large amounts of new and gently used clothing to the Lexington VA Hospital Clothing Room to help the many homeless Veterans in the Lexington area. The latest delivery was in early December. Pictured above is Frankfort Lodge Trustee Ricky Groves presenting VA Clothing Room Supervisor Barbara Monie with a load of clothing for the vets.

Frankfort Lodge Veterans Chairman Bill Moore and lodge member Sandy Moore also helped deliver this donation.

If you have any new or gently used clothing, jackets, shoes, or hats that you would like to donate the veterans, please contact the lodge at (502) 227-2913.