Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Elks Community Builder of the Week

Louisiana, Mo., Lodge No. 791


While the world is captivated by the royal baby, the Elks remain focused on helping local children in need. Using an Elks National Foundation Promise Grant, Louisiana, Mo., Lodge No. 791 held a bike safety event for youth in the community.

At the event, the Elks demonstrated how to be careful when riding a bike. The Louisiana Police Department performed a safety check on each bike, while Elks helped the bikers navigate through a riding safety course.
The bikers were treated like royalty as they hit the streets. With police officers leading and following the procession, the bikers, their families and the Elks safely rode through the community.

“We received thanks from children and parents,” says Project Manager Mary Lindsay. “It created excitement and a good feeling in our Lodge.”

The Elks National Foundation awards $2,000 Promise Grants to the first 500 Lodges that pledge to host an event that helps build the character and competence of local youth. To find out more about Promise Grants and the Community Investments Program, visit www.elks.org/enf/community.

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