Santa Clarita Valley project works with many helpers

This is the eighth year that our Santa Clarita Elks Lodge #2379 have been delivering dictionaries to 3rd graders in the Santa Clarita Valley. The first year we did 2 schools, then 4 schools, then 8 schools two years in a row. The next year, thanks to the generous donation of Mary French, we were able to distribute to every student in the Santa Clarita Valley. In 2010 the Santa Clarita Rotary Club gave us $2,000.00 which enabled us to again distribute to every student in the Santa Clarita Valley. This year we will again be able to reach every student because of the donations from our Santa Clarita Elks #2379, our Kamper Klub, the Rotary Club, and various members’ donations (Mercy Medellian, Jay & Ginger Larkins, Ron & Sandy Kidd, Jim & Doris Williams & family, Dorothy Karnes, Karen & Skip Henke, Larry & Dwanna Lousberg, Sharon Combs Natoli, and Jeannie Wells). Our committee visits each classroom and distributes a dictionary, an Elks drug awareness bookmark, and an Elks drug awareness coloring book to each student, along with a quick speech regarding the dictionary and drug awareness.