AR WEST
District No. 0600

Serving the Community!

Holiday Island Elks are proud to serve the Carroll County and surrounding areas through their benevolent programs.  

Drug Awareness

Lodge members serve six area school districts, targeting elementary school students, presenting and implementing the Elks National Drug Awareness program.  Elks are committed to preventing drug abuse.  Through the Elks Drug Awareness Program, members distribute literature and organize events designed to make kids and their parents aware of the dangers posed by alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs.

Student of the Quarter

We serve six area high schools through this student recognition program (Arkansas: Eureka Springs, Berryville, Green Forest, Huntsville, Alpena; Missouri: Cassville).  High school counselors and faculties select two students quarterly to receive this recognition.

Carroll County Learning Center

Members of Holiday Island Lodge 1042 provide an annual Christmas party, complete with presents, for the 200+ disadvantaged children, age birth through four, receiving childcare services, and approximately 25 mentally and/or physically disabled young adults receiving day rehabilitation services at the Carroll County Learning Center.

Connecting Books with Kids

'Connecting Books with Kids' provides a paperback book for each first grade student in eight area elementary schools.  Elks and members of the Elks Auxiliary travel to each school, arrange and display a variety of age-appropriate books, and provide opportunities for children to select a book of their own interest.  After each child selects their book, they either read with, or read to, a participating lodge member of member of the Auxiliary.  Approximately six hundred children are served in this project.

Rising Star Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to assist a deserving, capable high school senior who wants to attend a vocational or other career training school and is in need of financial assistance.  Coordinated through the six high school counselors, students apply for this scholarship.  A committee reviews the applications and selects the recipient.  Selection is based on grades, ACT/SAT scores, extracurricular activities, work experience, and financial need.

Veterans Outreach

Members of the lodge veterans outreach team serve veterans through the donation of personal care products and commissary cards to veterans who live at the Veterans Home in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  When staff members at the Home express a particular need (such as wheelchair or other equipment), lodge members work to fulfill that need.


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