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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 11, 2016
AREA CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Solitaires; Jefferson County Farm Bureau Women;  Fairfield Elks

Oct 19, 2016

SOLITAIRES

The Solitaires are planning lunch Sunday at the new MC Do Well’s Café in Lockridge.

A carpool will leave at noon from the First National Bank parking lot.

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JEFFERSON COUNTY FARM BUREAU WOMEN

The Jefferson County Farm Bureau Women met for lunch Oct. 4 at Pizza Ranch.

Nine members and guest Peg Eversmeyer attended and answered the roll call: agriculture in Syria. Syria is the country the group has selected for study this year.

Lynne Johnson served as hostess and introduced the program given by Dee Sandquist, a candidate for Jefferson County supervisor. Sandquist gave an overview of the responsibilities and goals of the board of supervisors. She stressed her longtime involvement as a rural Jefferson County resident, as well as her wide background as a manager in the health and wellness field.

President Sharon Shafer announced that Farm Bureau Women will be at the 4-H-sponsored Trunk or Treat event from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Area youth will be invited to dress in costume and participate in Halloween fun and receive treats. Lynne Johnson, Sandy Nelson, Sharon Shafer and Trina Smalley volunteered to represent Farm Bureau Women.

Jefferson County Farm Bureau Women welcome women of the county to join them for their monthly meetings. Their goal is to provide information in support of agriculture and service to Farm Bureau. Meetings are held at 11:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month.

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FAIRFIELD ELKS

Established in 1928, the Elks National Foundation is the charitable arm of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, with a mission to help Elks build stronger communities through programs that meet local needs, support youth and serve veterans.

The initial endowment in 1928 was $100,000. This lodge year, the endowment has grown to $605.7 million. This year, the Elks National Foundation will spend $28.95 million on its programs.

In the past eight years, Fairfield Lodge 1192 has awarded more than $35,000 in Community Investment Grants. Among the grant recipients are: the Fairfield and Libertyville Little League associations; the Bonnifield Log House restoration project; the Arc of Jefferson and Nearby Counties to purchase Roosevelt Community Recreation Center passes for qualifying individuals; purchase and plant trees in city parks; and Fairfield Middle School dances, with food, drink, door prizes and promotion of the Elks Drug Awareness program.

In addition, the Fairfield Elks Lodge has awarded about $7,500 annually in scholarships to local students.

The Elks National Foundation supports the Elks Drug Awareness program, Hoop Shoot Contest and funds the Elks National Veterans Service Program.

The Elks National Foundation is a public, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. At 7.9 percent, the foundation’s fundamental expenses are far below the Better Business Bureau’s standard for charities no more than 35 percent of total spending.

For information, contact Doug Bagby, Fairfield Elks Lodge project manager, at 641-680-0753.

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