Imagine a mountain of 1,000 backpacks full of school supplies ready for eager students to take to school. This mountain was a reality in the Lancaster Recreational Center gym thanks to Lancaster, Pa., Lodge No. 134 and its back-to-school Beacon Grant project. 30 Elks, in partnership with the office of Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Sturla, were on hand to give away the backpacks, supplies and support resources, as well as provide lunch, games and face painting to the students in attendance. The Lodge also solicited the help of some young adults, including 2015 Elks Legacy scholar Christian Schmitt.
"It was a real window into what an Elk really is,” said Schmitt of his experience volunteering. “An Elk, I learned, is truly benevolent. Each member I worked with honestly wished me--and everyone we met giving out backpacks--the best.”
LANCASTER, Pa - Children in Lancaster are getting some flashy new gear for the new school year.
State Representative Mike Sturla, hosted his Fourth Annual 'Back to School Giveaway' at the Lancaster Recreation Center on Saturday.
Students took home backpacks, pencils, notebooks, along with other supplies to prepare them for a successful year.
Mike Sturla's Legislative Assistant, Mena Rodriguez says, "For projects like this, there's a lot of kids who would not be able to go to school with a backpack and supplies that they need. There's a lot of families that have a lot of children, it becomes very expensive."
President of the Lancaster Elks Club, Butch Johns says, "With volunteering, you see smiles on these little fellas, these ladies and young men, to see their faces, it's priceless."
The giveaway also included a free lunch, face painting, and music.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE), Lancaster Lodge 134, recently received a certificate of appreciation and a plaque from the Optimist Club of Lancaster ...
She made it! Cancer patient Amber Martin gets to prom!
Thursday, May 15, 2014 8:47 pm By LARRY ALEXANDER, Staff Writer at Lancaster Newpapers/Lancaster Online
No one thought back in January that Amber Martin, afflicted with cancer, would survive long enough to attend her high school prom in May; not even Amber herself.
DERBY DAY 2014
Saturday May 3, 2014
Derby Day is Saturday May 3, 2014 and begins at 3:00pm. The proceeds of this event benefit the Lancaster Elk's Home Services Nursing Program. Below is an article about the Nursing Program that was publish in the Lancaster Newspapers in 2011.
Mint Juleps, Special Derby Menu, Our Own Derby Races, Bourbon Balls and MORE! Ladies, don't forget your Derby Day hats for the contest! Make your reservations today!
The Elk’s Lodge at 219 N Duke St in Lancaster PA held their Third Annual “Italian Day” event on January 26, 2014 to raise funds to benefit Schreiber Pediatric Rehabilitation Center of Lancaster County, PA.
Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center offers premier outpatient physical, occupational and speech-language therapy to children with disabilities, developmental delays and acquired injuries. Their goal-oriented approach maximizes each child's ability to function as independently as possible within the community.
An authentic Italian meal was prepared by guest chef J. Scott Martino, Executive chef and CEO of