Oct 15th, 2013
LAKE WALES – What happens when a bunch of hawks get adopted by some elks?
This week, three classrooms at Hillcrest Elementary were “adopted” by Lake Wales Elks Lodge #1974. The local Elks Lodge applied for and received grant funding from the Elks National Foundation to pay for the classroom sponsorship at Hillcrest Elementary and other schools in the community.
On Monday (Oct. 14), Past Exalted Ruler Jack Collins and wife Mary Lou, a member of the Florida Ladies of Elks, presented nearly $750 in school supplies to some very excited teachers and students.
Teacher Romell Mincey (back left) is shown accepting some of the supplies, along with her students, Principal Jennifer Barrow (center back), and Mr. Collins.