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November 13, 2012 > Fremont Elks make a difference

Fremont Elks make a difference

Submitted By Joan White

Fremont Elks Lodge #2121 had a busy October with community service events and projects.

The Lodge invited area first responders as guests for the first Lodge brunch of the season. Almost 30 responders were able to participate. The group was comprised of EMTs and local police and fire departments.

On Halloween, several members prepared dinner for residents of Abode's Sunrise Village Emergency Shelter. The meal of ham with all the sides, and dessert of ice cream and homemade cookies was enjoyed by adults and families alike.

However, the biggest project Lodge members undertook was on Saturday, October 27, when the members participated in national Make-A-Difference Day. The team of 13 members and Elk friends cleaned up the large yard of a Fremont resident in her 90's living in a 100-year-old family-built home. The team cleared a large backyard of brush, cut down and trimmed trees, removed ivy and cleaned flower beds. When the project was complete, a large dumpster had been filled with yard debris.

Community service is major component of the Elks' commitment to the community.

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