$2,000 for 95 large print books


Elks make annual donation to library

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Charles Warner | The Union Times Standing behind a table covered in large print books, Jim Cunningham, Elks National Foundation Chairman for the Union Elks Lodge #1321, presents Union County Carnegie Library Director Rieta Drinkwine with a check for $2,000 Tuesday afternoon. Each year for the past 10 years the Elks have donated funds to the library which have been used to fund the purchase of a number of resources the library provides to the public including large print books like those on display during Tuesday’s presentation. With this year’s donation from the Elks, the library was able to purchase 95 large print books. Taking part in the presentation were (seated), Elk Bill Montgomery, Doe Sandy Montgomery, Elk Becky Wade, Mary Jane Cunningham, Cindy Grose, Catherine Ferguson, (standing) Lodge President Terry Wade, Cunningham, Drinkwine, and Library Assistant Director Taylor Atkinson.


UNION COUNTY — A tradition that began a decade ago continued this week when Union Elks Lodge #1321 donated $2,000 to the Union County Carnegie Library.

Since 2007, the Elks Lodge has made a donation each year to the library which has used the funds to cover the cost of purchasing large print books and other items. That tradition continued Tuesday afternoon when Jim Cunningham, Elks National Foundation Chairman for the Union Elks Lodge, presented Library Director Rieta Drinkwine with a check for $2,000. The presentation was made behind a table covered with the 95 large print books the library has purchased and will pay for with the donation from the Elks.

In previous years, the Elks through their donations have not only enabled the library to purchase large print books, but also acquire privacy screens for its computers, acquire Win Way software for resume writing, acquire an AED, and support its Summer Reading Program.

“We’ve done this for about 10 years,” Cunningham said during the presentation ceremony. “They’ve used the donations to buy large print books, defibrillators, covers for their computers, and for youth activities.

Cunningham explained that the donations the Union Elks Lodge have made to the library have been provided to the Lodge by the Elks National Foundation through a Gratitude Grant. He said that each Elk is asked to donate an amount set by the National President to his/her local Lodge. The local Lodge’s ENF chairman then sends this amount to the national organization which, through the Foundation, provides grants to the local Lodge’s community for a variety of local projects.

“We have to average $4.65 per member in order to receive our $2,000 grant from the Elks National Foundation,” Cunningham said. “We met our goal and we got the grant and they’re using it for the large print books.”

Drinkwine thanked the Elks for their continued generosity toward the library.

“We truly appreciate the Elks’ continued support of the library,” Drinkwine said. “We rely on them to be able to provide our current large print books and the variety of resources we provide to the public.”

The large print books the library acquired thanks to the generosity of the Elks are:

Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander

Mulberry Moon by Catherine Anderson

Unpunished by Lisa Black

The Kansas City Cowboys by Johnny D. Boggs

The Promise Girls by Marie Bostwick

Son Of An Outlaw by Max Brand

A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley

The Barefoot Summer by Carolyn Brown

Price Of Duty by Dale Brown

The Seekers by Wanda Brunstetter

Miramar Bay by Davis Bunn

The Hearts Of Men by Nickolas Butler

A Lady in Disguise by Sandra Byrd

At Fairfield Orchard by Emma Cane

Raging Storm by Vannetta Chapman

Joshua’s Mission by Vannetta Chapman

No Middle Name by Lee Child

Full Wolf Moon by Lincoln Child

War In Lincoln County by Dane Coolidge

Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

The Champagne Conspiracy by Ellen Crosby

The Shakespeare Globe Murders by Barry Day

The Alice In Wonderland Murders by Barry Day

The Burial Hour by Jeffery Deaver

Every Wild Heart by Meg Donohue

Stars Over Clear Lake by Loretta Ellsworth

The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen Flynn

Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank

Written In Love by Kathleen Fuller

Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner

The Shadowed Trail by Arthur Henry Gooden

Nest by Terry Goodkind

An Uncommon Protector by Shelley Shepard Gray

Death Stalks The Rangers by James J. Griffin

Most Dangerous Place by James Grippando

Kale To The Queen by Nell Hampton

Sandpiper Cove by Irene Hannon

The Operator by Kim Harrison

Celine by Peter Heller

On Second Thought by Kristan Higgins

Song Of The Lion by Anne Hillerman

In The Country Of The Blind by Edward Hoagland

Faithful by Alice Hoffman

The Sunset Trail by L. P. Holmes

Wait For Dark by Kay Hooper

G-Man by Stephen Hunter

The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison

Expecting To Die by Lisa Jackson

Monahan’s Massacre by William W. Johnstone

Twelve Dead Men by William W. Johnstone

Bone Box by Faye Kellerman

Shoes For Anthony by Emma Kennedy

Devil In Spring by Lisa Kleypas

Alice And The Assassin by R.J. Koreto

The Progeny by Tosca Lee

The Amish Heart Of Ice Mountain by Kelly Long

The Amish Bride Of Ice Mountain by Kelly Long

An Amish Man Of Ice Mountain by Kelly Long

The Curse Of La Fontaine by M.L. Longworth

Killer Jam by Karen MacInerney

The Visions Of Ransom Lake by Marcia Lynn McClure

The Heavenly Surrender by Marcia Lynn McClure

Better Late Than Never by Jenn McKinlay

A Bridge Across The Ocean by Susan Meissner

If Not For You by Debbie Macomber

Murder At Rough Point by Alyssa Maxwell

Murder Most Malicious by Alyssa Maxwell

The Widow Of Wall Street by Randy Susan Meyers

Plain Missing by Emma Miller

The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency by Mandy Morton

The Thirst by Jo Nesbo

Where The Lost Girls Go by R. J. Noonan

Fighting Man by Wayne D. Overholser

The Worthington Wife by Sharon Page

Dead Man’s Canon by Lauran Paine

A Life Well Played by Arnold Palmer

Fallout by Sara Paretsky

Never Never by James Patterson

The Horseman by Tim Pears

Guns Of The Alamo by Bradford Scott

The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve

The Unprotected by Kelly Sokol

Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel

The Mistress by Danielle Steel

Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

Snowfall On Haven Point by RaeAnne Thayne

Racing The Devil by Charles Todd

The Silver Suitcase by Terrie Todd

Shine Like The Dawn by Carrie Turansky

Testimony by Scott Turow

Where Jasmine Blooms by Holly S. Warah

Rescue Me by Susan May Warren

The Guests On South Battery by Karen White

Mangrove Lightning by Randy Wayne White

In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspear

Drinkwine said that the books will be available for the public to check out at the beginning of August.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Standing behind a table covered in large print books, Jim Cunningham, Elks National Foundation Chairman for the Union Elks Lodge #1321, presents Union County Carnegie Library Director Rieta Drinkwine with a check for $2,000 Tuesday afternoon. Each year for the past 10 years the Elks have donated funds to the library which have been used to fund the purchase of a number of resources the library provides to the public including large print books like those on display during Tuesday’s presentation. With this year’s donation from the Elks, the library was able to purchase 95 large print books. Taking part in the presentation were (seated), Elk Bill Montgomery, Doe Sandy Montgomery, Elk Becky Wade, Mary Jane Cunningham, Cindy Grose, Catherine Ferguson, (standing) Lodge President Terry Wade, Cunningham, Drinkwine, and Library Assistant Director Taylor Atkinson.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_IMG_1328.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Standing behind a table covered in large print books, Jim Cunningham, Elks National Foundation Chairman for the Union Elks Lodge #1321, presents Union County Carnegie Library Director Rieta Drinkwine with a check for $2,000 Tuesday afternoon. Each year for the past 10 years the Elks have donated funds to the library which have been used to fund the purchase of a number of resources the library provides to the public including large print books like those on display during Tuesday’s presentation. With this year’s donation from the Elks, the library was able to purchase 95 large print books. Taking part in the presentation were (seated), Elk Bill Montgomery, Doe Sandy Montgomery, Elk Becky Wade, Mary Jane Cunningham, Cindy Grose, Catherine Ferguson, (standing) Lodge President Terry Wade, Cunningham, Drinkwine, and Library Assistant Director Taylor Atkinson.
Elks make annual donation to library

By Charles Warner

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Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

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