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Club news May 9

May 11, 2004

REACH Board President Carrol Lourie, left, is presented a check by Ronald Jones, representing the proceeds of a fall benefit concert put on by the Mason-Dixon Chapter Barbershop Singers of Hagerstown of which Jones is the president.

REACH, which stands for Religious Effort to Assist and Care For The Homeless, is in the middle of a capital fund drive for its new permanent location on the entire third floor of the old Cannon Shoe Factory next to Christ's Reformed Church on Franklin Street in Hagerstown.

This year, the Mason-Dixon chapter is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a concert in the fall.




Hagerstown Elks Lodge No. 378 recently put its motto, "Elks Care-Elks Share," into practice when it was called upon by the Easter Seals Adult Day Care Program.

On April 23, U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., was scheduled to meet with the Adult Day Care clients, but a water main break flooded the day care facility.

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The Elks jumped in and offered them a place to meet. Exalted Ruler Gerald Morrow had his staff set up one of the Banquet Rooms for the use of the Easter Seals group. Morrow greeted Bartlett upon his arrival and gave him an ink pen and an Elks Lodge Pin, which the congressman immediately pinned to his collar and wore proudly.

Morrow's theme this year is "Caring and Sharing." He had recently talked to the membership about how the Hagerstown Elks were going to share their facilities with other charitable organizations, especially during times of need.|5/9/04

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