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Elks Host Annual Hoop Shoot - Results

On Jan. 16, the Vermont Elks Association held their annual Southern District Hoop Shoot in Bellows Falls. In all there were six Lodges competing.

Springfield Elks Lodge #1560 sent six contestants to the Hoop Shoot and came home with four trophys. One 1st place and two seconds and two third place finishers.

In the girls 8 and 9 year old group Ashley Quelch took first place honors and Shawn Desmarais placed third. The 10 and 11 year old group, saw Hana Caloras place 2nd and Matt Tyler placed third. In the 12 and 13 year old group, Maygan Daly finished 2nd with Nick Diak finishing 5th.

Quelch will now compete in the Vermont Elks State Hoop Shoot competition on Jan. 30, in Barre.

Elk Father Initiates Son

Springfield Elks Lodge #1560 held a special new member initiation on Sunday the 17th of January.

Jim Kirkwood a past Exalted Ruler of Springfield Elks Lodge #1560 was allowed to initiate his son Samuel Lee Kirkwood into their Lodge. Samuel is a student at Paul Smith's College in New York state.

This was the third time that Kirkwood has initiated a member of his family into Springfield Elks Lodge as his wife Terry and son Zachary also were initiated while Jim was Exalted Ruler.

Habitat Seeking Donations for Haiti

A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, destroying thousands of buildings and homes. Over a million people have been affected by this devastating catastrophe. Habitat has worked with Haiti for over 26 years and will continue to serve the people there by helping to rebuild.

Please make your tax-deductible donation today to support the survivors of the disaster to: GSVAHFH P. O. Box 143 Springfield, VT 05156- 0143

Greater Springfield VT Area Habitat For Humanity (GSVAHFH) will match every dollar donated, up to $100 per person. Our match limit is $3000.

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