|Elks share Christmas cheer with 30 children|
|Wednesday, December 25, 2013 9:00 PM|
VAN WERT — Van Wert Elks Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has again this year adopted more than 30 children, ages from infant to 3 years of age, in the Van Wert area to help make their Christmas a little brighter. Tags were placed on the lodge Christmas Sharing Tree, which contains the items needed for the kids.
This year, the children of the Help Me Grow Program were the recipients of the Elks generosity. The members of the Lodge take the tags from the tree, buy and wrap the items and bring them back to the Lodge.
The members of the Christmas Caring Committee then deliver the packages to the location before their Christmas party begins.
This has been a project of the Lodge for several years and its members look forward to the Sharing Tree being put up in the Lodge. By participating in this project, the Van Wert Elks are able to show the community that Elks Care – Elks Share.