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Henderson Elks Lodge presents donation to American Legion

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Photo By: Mary Dunbar
Henderson Elks Lodge 2459 presented a check for $400 to Davidson-Haltom American Legion Post 157 on Tuesday, May 7. Supporting local veterans’ organizations is one of the Benevolent Order of Elks’ primary missions, and they raised the money by selling barbeque chicken plates. Pictured are, from left, Danny Eldridge, Mason Weaver, Alicia Weaver, Chris Dunbar (Legion post commander), Brian Hogg, Chris Hatch and Tate Gann.

Members of Henderson’s Elks Lodge 2459 presented a $400 check to the Davidson-Haltom American Legion Post 157 on May 7. In accordance with their national principles to serve people and communities, The Elks sold barbeque chicken plates to raise the money to benefit the local veterans’ organization. Each year The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks works to support numerous patriotic and community-minded programs in their local communities.
“The Elks Lodge has always considered veterans as our main goal,” said Tate Gann. “We have a lot of veterans as members, and we like our donations to stay within our local community.”
Elks Lodge 2459 held a garage sale on May 18, and they are currently preparing for their annual golf tournament on August 24. To find out more about their activities, visit their Facebook page at “Elks Lodge 2459, Henderson, TN.”
The Davidson-Haltom American Legion Post is a long-standing fixture of Chester County, and it continues to welcome veterans of all ages in hopes to expand its service and reach. Membership is comprised of local veterans, and they are active supporters of a variety of community programs.
Each year, Davidson-Haltom members interview and select a delegation of high school juniors to attend Tennessee American Legions Boys State at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. Boys attend the week-long program to learn about government, its structure, and “prove that government is just what you make it.”
The Legion meets at the Chester County Senior Center on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. They will hold their annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27, in the upstairs council chambers of Henderson City Hall. All members of the community are invited to attend.

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