Forks Elks Lodge members Lynn Barnes left and Chuck Jennings far right with students Liam Miller, Christian Harding, and Xavier Soto who are representing third-grade classes at Forks Elementary. Submitted Photo

Forks Elks Lodge members Lynn Barnes left and Chuck Jennings far right with students Liam Miller, Christian Harding, and Xavier Soto who are representing third-grade classes at Forks Elementary. Submitted Photo

Elks Dictionary Project

  • Fri Mar 13th, 2020 11:06am
  • Life

Forks Elks Lodge #2524 Dictionary Project is an annual event that teachers and students look forward to every year.

The Elks feel that this is one of the best projects to serve the needs of children in our area.

Each year dictionaries are purchased with money from the Lodge’s one percent program.

On Feb. 20, the Elks donated 70 dictionaries to the Forks Elementary School 3rd grade classes, 36 dictionaries to the Neah Bay Elementary School 3rd grade classes, 27 dictionaries to the Clallam Bay School 3rd grade class, 5 dictionaries to the Quileute Tribal School 3rd grade class and 26 dictionaries to the Queets- Clearwater School.

Organizer Chuck Jennings said, “Children really enjoyed receiving their own dictionaries and they were excited to learn about all the different topics that are in them.”

The teachers in each classroom also received new dictionaries and they were very thankful to the Elks Lodge for donating the dictionaries to the Schools.

The Dictionary Project, headquartered in Charleston, S.C. was founded by Mary French in 1995.

The Elks and other non-profit organizations across the nation participate in the distribution of more than 2 million dictionaries a year.

The Elks also delivered drug awareness coloring books and bookmarkers to all of the Schools to help inform children about the dangers of using drugs.