Franklin Elks Donate Giant American Flag to Franklin Fire Dept.

Franklin Fire Department’s new colors will wave in red, white and blue majesty thanks to the donation of this 1,000 square-foot flag from the Franklin Elks Lodge No. 2136, made possible by a grant from the Elks National Foundation. From left to right, Franklin Elks Exalted Ruler, Katie Morvan, Franklin Firefighter, Chris Schmall, Secretary, Michele Walker, Chaplain, Frank Liotta, PDD
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October, 2018
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The Franklin Elks Lodge No. 2136 in Franklin, MA donated a 40 x 25-foot American Flag to the Franklin Fire Department at their Lodge on August 27 2018. Firefighters and Members were in attendance to witness this presentation. Katie Morvan, Exalted Ruler gave this brief presentation, thanking Michele Walker (Lodge Secretary) and Frank Liotta (Lodge Chaplain) for initiating this gift to our Community. Firefighter Chris Schmall accepted the donation on behalf of the Department and town.
Our town, as well as the Veterans Services Committee were in desperate need of their own flag, so the Elks Lodge got to work to find a solution.
This project was made possible by a grant from the Elks National Foundation, the charitable arm of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Through its Community Investments Program, the Elks National Foundation awards grants to local Elks Lodges to help the Elks strengthen their communities. This year, the Elks National Foundation will award $6.5 million in grants to benefit Elks communities.
The Franklin Elks will be celebrating 60 years of service next year! To get involved with this or other Elks Lodge projects, email Exalted Ruler Katie Morvan at [email protected]om. For more information about how the Elks National Foundation invests in local communities, visit the Elks National Foundation website at www.elks.org/enf/community.