Ottawa Elks Lodge 588 names Pleasant View grant recipient
April 8th, 2014
The Ottawa Elks Lodge nominated Pleasant View to be a recipient of the Elks National Foundation Beacon Grant, which has been recently awarded to them for life enrichment programming this summer in the amount of $2,000.
The Beacon Grant goes to support different community efforts that are “new, ongoing, charitble, Elks-led and program-oriented,” according to the Elks National Foundation website.
Pamela Beckett, Foundation Regional Director, says “on behalf of the residents and staff of Pleasant View, we sincerely thank the members of the Ottawa Elks Lodge 588 for choosing Pleasant View.”
The programs will take place in May, June and July.
“Over 33 current Elks members and their spouses are engaged in some way with Pleasant View, and we are honored to have been selected,” said Pamela.
The May program is a Kentucky Derby Program, the June program is a replica of Ottawa’s “Lobster, Jazz and Wine Festival,” and the July event is a “Walk Down Memory Lane” with author Rochelle Pennington, who was at Pleasant View this past December to share her program on the “Christmas Tree Ship.”
“Thank you to the Elks for their generous donation and for putting together engaging and innovative programming that residents of Pleasant View will love,” said Executive Director, Becky Cattani.