The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

Elks donate to CoA

Van Wert Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, recently donated $100 to the Van Wert County Council on Aging. The monies will go towards supporting the Council’s eighth annual Designer Purse Bingo fundraiser on Friday, June 8. The agency will use the donations to purchase designer handbags that will be displayed and used as bingo prizes throughout the fundraiser. The Council on Aging transports seniors every day to medical appointments, grocery stores, pharmacies, or social service appointments free of charge, and has been serving community senior citizens for 40 years. Without these vital services, many of the county’s seniors would be forced to enter long-term care facilities. Through fundraisers such as this, the agency will be able to continue and expand its much-needed services for senior citizens. Here, Mary Yackey (left), lodge loyal knight, presents a check to Council on Aging Executive Director Kevin Matthews. Elks photo

POSTED: 06/14/18 at 5:53 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles