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By Aliya Hall
The Creswell Chronicle 

'Elks Care, Elks Share' rings true


September 20, 2018

Aliya Hall/The Creswell Chronicle

Exalted Leader Marie Ammon and Secretary Linda Renfroe pose outside the Elk's Lodge in Cottage Grove. The Elks supports local communities Cottage Grove and Creswell, all the way to Elkton.

Marie Ammon first became interested in the Elks when she joined their Relay for Life team. She said she loved the community service aspect, and now 11 years later she is the Cottage Grove Elks Exalted Ruler.

The reach of the Elk's Lodge extends beyond Cottage Grove, the organization also helps communities in Creswell all the way to Elkton.

Their main focus is children and veterans, Ammon said, because veterans "kept us alive, and children are our future."

Each month, the Lodge recognizes a student of the month with a certificate and check. They give money to the schools to be used for diff...

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