The Madera Elks Lodge has donated the proceeds from their community bingo games to local youth and community betterment programs. A total of $1,500 was presented to the Dictionaries for Kids and Coats for Kids programs, Madera High Robotics, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Wounded Warrior Project.
Timi Milor was happy to receive the check on behalf of the Dictionaries for Kids program. “We passed out dictionaries to 24 Madera area schools last year and this generous donation puts us ahead already,” said Milor.
Newly elected Exalted Ruler (President) Eddie Block presented checks to representatives of the programs in a ceremony Tuesday night at the lodge.
The funds were raised from Elks bingo nights, which are held the first and third Tuesday of each month at the lodge located at 112 W. Sixth Street. According to bingo night coordinator Harold Johnson, this is the second time the Elks have contributed their bingo proceeds for community betterment. The public is invited to enjoy food and refreshments and to play bingo that begins at 6:30, he said.