Ironton Elks donate to sheriff’s office

Published 7:49 am Thursday, August 30, 2018

Money will go toward Child Safety Program

Ironton Elks Lodge 177 recently made a donation to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office to help support its participation in the National Child Safety Council (NCSC).

The NCSC provides local law enforcement departments with the most comprehensive resource of safety education materials, and the council’s in-house Resource and Development Department is the only one of its kind in the U.S.

Experienced educators, artists, writers and technicians create original materials designed for all age groups, including folders, placemats, coloring/activity sheets, books, games, stickers and other educational tools.

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Efforts are made to compile and provide current and authoritative information educationally correct, age appropriate and appealing to children, teens, adults and seniors alike.

“Contributions from organizations like the Elks and private individuals allow us to provide additional safety education throughout the county,” Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless said. “We’re grateful for this generous community support, and we thank the Elks and other contributors.”

Ironton Elks trustee Steve Call said the donation to the sheriff’s office is just part of who the Elks are.

“Community service and involvement, along with charitable giving, are all components of the Elks creed,” he said. “Our lodge is invested in the area, and we appreciate all the support we receive. Public participation in our events allows us to give back to the community.”

The Elks are a fraternal organization providing charitable services that help build stronger communities across the country, and have nearly 900,000 members and more than 2,000 lodges nationwide.

The Ironton Elks are also always looking for new community minded members. To learn more, contact Ironton Elks Lodge 177 at, call 740-532-1262 after 3 p.m., or visit the Elks website at