Elks Lodge helps Bingham Crisis Center

During the 150th celebration of the establishment of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (B.P.O.E.), a $1,500 check was presented to the Bingham Crisis Center. Exalted Ruler Wade Wilcox presents the check to Bingham Crisis Center Executive Director Scott Smith. From left behind them are District Deputy East Mike Marvin, State Vice President Teal Stahl, incoming local Exalted Ruler Lori Packer and DOES president Cindy Campbell. Taking on new leadership roles in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (B.P.O.E.) in Blackfoot are Lori Packer, who will become the Exalted Ruler, and her husband, Travis Packer, who will be Loyal Knight.
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The Blackfoot Elks Lodge celebrated the 150th anniversary by presenting the Bingham Crisis Center with a check for $1,500.
Cindy Campbell, present of the DOES said, "It's an anniversary grant that was available to lodges for a charity project. With my work as a prosecutor and defense attorney, I knew the Bingham Crisis Center could really use it."
Scott Smith, Executive Director of the Bingham Crisis Center, said, "The money will be put right back into the community. It will be used for emergency funds for clients and helping programs in the organization. I am truly humbled; it is such a pleasure to be in this community."
To read the full story, see it in the Monday, March 12, edition of the Morning News.