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Elks, students have a special bond

TICONDEROGA - For many years there has been a special bond between third graders at the Ticonderoga Elementary School and the members of the Ticonderoga Elks Lodge.

Each year the third graders have collected non-perishable food to support the Elks Christmas charities project. Each year the number of bags of food collected has increased until the last two years when more than 90 bags of much needed food was donated. This food will be distributed by the Elks on Christmas Eve morning.

The Elks, in turn, have shared much with the students. In addition to a delicious Christmas luncheon at the Elks Lodge each year, the Elks have donated wonderful dictionaries to each student in third grade. These books are a wealth of useful information in addition to being a comprehensive dictionary. Students can study maps of the continents, find information about all 50 states, read biographies of our 44 presidents, learn facts about the solar system, read copies of the Declaration of Independence and the US constitution and much more.

Third graders and the Elks have the same motto - We're Caring and Sharing.

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