Elks Lodge to host barbecue July 9

Friday, June 24, 2016

The Holiday Island Elks Lodge 1042 will host a barbecue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 9, on the Cornerstone Bank parking lot near the Holiday Island entrance. It will cost $5 for a burger or a brat, chips and a soft drink or iced tea.

The barbecue will raise money for the lodge's drug awareness program. Every year in conjunction with the Red Ribbon program, a group of Holiday Island Elks visit fifth-graders in Carroll County to present a three-part drug awareness program. Each class watches a video titled "The Drug Monster," which points out the real dangers of using illegal drugs. The class is then given a brief talk encouraging them to never begin using drugs, and the children are asked to create a poster that shows the dangers of using drugs.

The fifth-graders are given a packet of information supplied by the Elks National Foundation.

The proceeds from the barbecue will be used to purchase the packets, rulers, pencils and pens for the program.

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