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Macleod Elks donate $15,000 to local groups

The Fort Macleod Elks recently donated close to $15,000 to local organizations. From left: Michelle Trowbridge, Minor Soccer; Sandy Davis, Fort Macleod Skate Club; Dave Housenga, Minor Hockey; Alan Parnham, Fort Macleod Elks; Brooklyn D'Eon, Fort Macleod Sharks Swim Club; Lynn Kenler, Fort Macleod Royals and Fort Macleod Little League.

ALLAN PARNHAM, GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR
The Fort Macleod Elks recently donated close to $15,000 to local organizations.
The local clubs benefited from the Order of Elks were as follows:

  • Fort Macleod Royals baseball team, $2,000.
  • Fort Macleod Little League, $2,142.
  • Fort Macleod Minor Hockey, $2,100.
  • Santa Claus Parade, $2,000.
  • Salvation Army, $2,000.
  • Fort Macleod Skating Club, $1,500.
  • Fort Macleod Minor Soccer, $500.
  • Fort Macleod Sharks Swim Club, $500.

In addition the Fort Macleod Elks donated $1,000 to the Elks Royal Purple Fund for Children; $1,000 to the Elks Foundation I Star; and $100 to both the Elks Foundation and Elks Tabs for Tots, all charities for children sponsored by the Elks and Royal Purple.
This year the small but mighty club came forward again with monies from the casino but will still need volunteers to join as the average age of members is way up there.
The Elks and Royal Purple are always there for the community. The clubs really need you in order to continue.
The age for membership in the Elks has been lowered to 16. The club needs more projects for the town but also needs new blood in the ranks.
Please think about it. At least one new member from each of the clubs the Elks support would go a long way.
Giving makes you feel good and we can keep on helping local clubs.
Please contact Alan Parnham at 403-553-3136 or other members of both the Elks or Royal Purple.
The Elks meet once a month on the second Tuesday. The next meeting is March 8 at 7 p.m.
The Royal Purple meet twice a month on Thursdays. Next meeting is March 10 at 7 p.m.
Please come out and join.

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