HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – Havre Elks Lodge #1201 recently donated dictionaries to 3rd grade school children in Hill and Blaine Counties.
A press release says that they gave 144 dictionaries to Havre Public Schools, 10 dictionaries to St. Jude’s School, 4 dictionaries to Cottonwood School, 10 dictionaries to North Star School, 38 dictionaries to Rocky Boy Schools and 31 dictionaries to Box Elder Schools. In Blaine County, they gave 21 dictionaries to Zurich School.
The dictionary project is a core youth activity project that the Elks sponsor nationwide. Secretary Brandy Kurtz suggested they start the project again this year, as they had not participated in it for several years.
Kurtz says, “Havre Elks Lodge was able to find the dictionaries through donations of our members on giving Tuesday and through the generosity of Hill, Blaine, and Chouteau county residents at a free will donation bake sale we held the week before Christmas at the Atrium in Havre. The dictionary project was such a smashing success that we are making it an annual youth activity in our lodge.”