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Jupiter Elks Lodge members collected hundreds of dollars worth of school supplies for the annual back-to-school supply drive. On Aug. 7, members delivered the supplies to three local schools — Jupiter Elementary, Limestone Creek Elementary and Jupiter Farms Elementary. Included were backpacks that read "Let's Shine," promoting State President Joe Cooper's motto, "Florida Elks Shine Bright."

Pictured with supplies is a teacher at Jupiter Elementary. 


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Using its Elks National Foundation Spotlight Grant, West Palm Beach Elks Lodge #1352 purchased eight Chromebook laptop computers for The Palm Beach School for Autism, which they delivered Aug. 9. 

Pictured are Dennis Marrero, school IT; Carol Blair, Lodge Secretary; Abby Shorr, school marketing director; Juliet Bliss, principal; and Wendy Lombard, grant coordinator. Also pictured are 11th and 12th grade students in Miss Sarah’s class using them.


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On Sept. 23, Clewiston Elks Lodge #1853 held its annual scholarship golf tournament. There were 56 players and more than 25 sponsors, and the event raised more than $6,000 for local high school and college students.

Pictured with Harlan Griggs, Exalted Ruler, right, are the winning team members — Kyle Young, Jason Williams, Eric Green and Matt Waddell.


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West Palm Beach Lodge celebrated Flag Day June 11 with local scouts assisting with the flag burning.


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On Jan. 29, Michelle Rodriguez, state U12 second place Soccer Shoot champion, competed in the southeast regional Soccer Shoot at the Florida Elks Youth Camp. She is pictured with Suzy Aubrey, Lodge Soccer Shoot Chair.