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Lamar Elks Lodge Contributes to 9/11 1st Responder Memorial

 

Jared Crabtree, Oscar Riley, Cary LaCost and Doug Harbour

 

Several Past Exalted Rulers from the Lamar Elks Lodge #1319, presented Doug Harbour with two checks totaling $2,200 to help finance the 9/11 First Responder Memorial currently under construction at the Big Timbers Museum.

PERs Jared Crabtree, Oscar Riley and Cary LaCost were on hand to present Harbour with their donations. La Cost explained that $1,500 came from an Elks Anniversary Grant noting the fact that the term ‘Elks’ has been in use for the charitable organization for 150 years.  The $700 balance was earned by the local lodge through its Brotherhood Nights as well as early-bird bingo events.

Crabtree said another Elks fundraising event is underway with raffle ticket sales being applied to the memorial construction. A Golden Boy, Henry .22 caliber engraved rifle will be given away to the winning ticket on November 10th in Lamar during the annual appreciation dinner for the September 9/11 Parade, which will be held this September.

By Russ Baldwin

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