Elks donate to support charities

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Christmas came early for several charitable organizations doing good work in Edgar County.

The Paris Elks Club #812 met Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the American Legion Post for the annual giving of contributions. Approximately $8,500 was disbursed among 13 organizations.

Elks president Chad Stevens said more money will be distributed after the club receives more than $5,000 in grants from the state and national Elks organizations.

“We are giving about $14,000 back to the community this year,” said Stevens.