Pete G. Nelson, PDD - Manchester Lodge No. 1893

 
The donations continue to come in for Brenda Williams "Mitten Tree". Thanks again to Mike and Sharon Stewart, another full bag of hats, mittens, gloves, and scarfs have been collected and turned over to Brenda to give to CCMC.
 
And a special THANK YOU to Monsignor Tony from St. Patrick's Cathedral, for his generous donation of three bags of stuffed animals. And for the hats, mittens, gloves, and scarfs from St. Patrick's School both from Norwich. All of these items are headed to CCMC to help put a smile on a child's face. 
 
This brings the total donations of items to well over 1500. WOW over 1500 items, incredible. Again just think of how much more could have been collected and given to CCMC Safe Kids program on behalf of the Conn Elks Association  through this endeavor had more of the 21000 Conn Elks joined in and given.
 
My sincere appreciation and deep thanks to Brenda Williams, the Stewarts, Monsignor Tony, students and faculty from St Patrick's School, and members of the Manchester Elks, and Emblem Club 251 for taking on this challenge.
 
Together this group has once again proved  that  ELKS CARE/ ELKS SHARE.