Seven local FFA and 4-H students receive financial support during Junior Livestock Auction
ATASCADERO — The Atascadero Elks Lodge supported six local Future Farmers of America and 4-H students with $200 Ad-On donations during the recent Junior Livestock Auction at the California Mid-State Fair. The $1,400 in total donations and the FFA and 4-H students were celebrated during recent dinners at the Elks Lodge in Atascadero.
“The Atascadero Elks Lodge is committed to helping local middle school and high school students to succeed and thrive as they pursue their 4-H and FFA goals at the Mid-State Fair,” stated Ronnie Maxwell, Exalted Ruler of Atascadero Elks Lodge #2733. “The Elks are committed to supporting our young people because they are our greatest resource and in the years ahead, they will assume the mantle of leadership for our community.”
Since its inception in 1987, the Atascadero Elks have contributed over $850,000 to various programs including youth activities, local sports, programs for handicapped and needy children, patriotic programs, veterans’ programs, and many community activities. In addition, the Elks participate in drug awareness programs at our local schools and distribute dictionaries to all third-graders in the Area.
The Atascadero Elks Lodge was established in the City of Atascadero on Sept. 26, 1987. Their mission: To inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs.
Feature Image: Atascadero Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler Ronnie Maxwell is shown with local 4-H & FFA Award recipients.