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Elks donate to child safety program

September 6, 2018

IRONTON — The Ironton Elks Lodge 177 recently donated funds to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office to help support its participation in the National Child Safety Council (NCSC), according to a news release from the Elks.

The NCSC provides local law enforcement departments with safety education materials. The Council’s in-house Research and Development Department is the only one of its kind in the country. Experienced educators, artists, writers, and technicians create original materials designed for all age groups including: folders, place mats, color/activity sheets, books, games, stickers, and other educational tools. Efforts are made to compile and provide current and authoritative information that is educationally correct, age appropriate, and appealing to children, teens, adults, and seniors alike.

“Contributions from organizations like the Elks and private individuals allow us to provide additional safety education throughout the county. We’re grateful for this generous community support. We thank the Elks and other contributors,” Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless said in the news release.

“Community service and involvement along with charitable giving are all components of the Elks creed,” said Elks trustee Steve Call. “Our lodge is invested in the area and we appreciate all the support we receive. Public participation in our events and activities allow us to give back to the community.”

With nearly 900,000 members and more than 2,000 lodges nationwide, Elks are a fraternal organization providing charitable services that help build stronger communities across the United States.

The Ironton Elks are always looking for community minded new members. To learn more, email elks177@gmail.com or call 740-532-1262 after 3 p.m. You can also visit www.elks.org.

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