Grant monies used for FHS golf, youth golf

Many youngsters will be able to take advantage of the purchase of golf clubs made possible by a grant from the Elks National Foundation.                 File photo

Lewistown Elks Lodge #456 recently acquired a $2,500 grant from the Elks National Foundation to benefit local youth golf programs.  A portion of the grant monies have been disbursed to Fergus High School to assist with expenses for the Fergus golf team.  The Elks also gifted rain gear for the team. 
In addition, a portion of the grant has been used to purchase golf clubs and other equipment for a youth program operated by the Elks through the summer at Pine Meadows Golf Course.  The program is run every Monday morning from 9-11 a.m. and is designed to introduce kids 8-14 years of age to the game of golf and further develop skills.  Fergus High School coaches Brett Thackery and Keithon Walter lead the program.  So far this year there have been in excess of 50 different girls and boys that have participated. 
The Lewistown Elks Lodge raises more than $20,000 every year to benefit various charitable causes, primarily youth activities, within the community.



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