Carol Alcorn, executive director of the local homeless shelter, PADS, receives two gift cards from Ken Ficek, grant coordinator for Oglesby Lodge 2360. The funds – from a $2,000 Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grant – are earmarked for PADS clients to purchase medicine, pharmaceuticals and other necessities.
Oglesby Public School Dean of Students Mike Balestri, left, and school nurse Mary Newcomer, right, show Oglesby Lodge Exalted Ruler Don Finley and Leading Knight Ken Ficek some of the clothes purchased with a $2,000 Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grant to the lodge for the school district’s Students in Need initiative.
Oglesby Elks continued contributing to the Illinois Valley Food Pantry during the holidays. They used a $2,000 Elks National Foundation grant to buy holiday turkeys and hams for the pantry to distribute. In addition, Oglesby Elks donated more than 150 pounds of canned goods that were collected at Elks bingo events. Ken Ficek,left, is accompanied by […]