Elks Care and Elks Share

Greencastle Elks Lodge 1077 is again supporting the youth in the Putnam County community with three recent donations provided through a grant from the Elks National Foundation. The Dictionary Project, which has provided dictionaries to Ms. Mann’s fifth-grade class at Cloverdale and Mrs. McCammack’s Fillmore fifth-graders, is intended to promote literacy to children as they transition from learning how to read to identifying and using information.

The Elks joined this movement in 2004 nationwide and have donated more than 1.2 million dictionaries to students and their teachers. This year Greencastle Lodge 1077 is providing dictionaries to all Putnam County fifth-graders, along with Thesaurus and World Atlases.