Elks donate $2,000 to library


Money used to buy 71 large print books

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Charles Warner | The Union Times Union Elks Lodge #1321 Elks National Foundation Chairman Jim Cunningham presents Union County Carnegie Library Director Rieta Drinkwine with a check for $2,000 Tuesday afternoon. The Elks Lodge obtained the $2,000 through a Gratitude Grant from the Elks National Foundation and donated it tot he library. The library will use the funds to pay for 71 large print books it recently purchased. The books were on display on the table in the foreground during the check presentation.


Charles Warner | The Union Times The Union Elks Lodge #1321 presented a $2,000 donation to the Union County Carnegie Library Tuesday afternoon. The Lodge has made donations to the library each year since 2007. The funds have been used by the library to pay for the purchase of a number of resources for library patrons. This year’s donation is being used to pay for 71 large print books that were on display on the table in the foreground during the check presentation. Taking part in the presentation were (front row) Lodge Secretary Jimmy Kimbrell, Elks National Foundation Chairman Jim Cunningham, Library Director Rieta Drinkwine, Lecturing Knight Brenda Brotz, Assistant to ENF Director Mary Jane Cunningham, Board of Directors member Bill Montgomery, Board of Directors member Larry Lawson, Chaplin Darwin Allen, Exalted Ruler Terry Wade, and Treasurer Becky Wade.


UNION — A tradition that began nearly a decade ago continued Tuesday afternoon when the 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 filled with the large print books the library has purchased and will pay for with the donation from the Elks.

“We are very grateful to be here with the Elks of Union County,” Drinkwine said in accepting the check. “Their donation enabled us to add 71 print books which we wouldn’t have been able to do without their generosity.”

The new large print books are in the large print section of the library. They join the 76 large print books the library acquired in 2015 as a result of a $2,000 donation made by the Lodge in June of that year. In previous years, the Lodge’s donations have helped support the library’s Summer Reading Program and helped the library acquire privacy screens for its computers, acquire Win Way software for resume writing, and acquire an AED as well as large print books.

The donations the Union Elks Lodge have made to the library have been provided the Lodge by the Elks National Foundation through a Gratitude Grant. The Foundation, which provides grants to local communities for a variety of local projects, is an arm of the national Elks organization. Each Elk is asked to donate an amount set by the National President to his/her local Lodge. The ENF chairman then sends this amount to the national organization. The Union Elks Lodge met this year’s goal of $4.65 per local member. It was from these funds that the $2,000 the Lodge donated to the library Tuesday came from.

These are the books the Union County Carnegie Library was able to acquire thanks to the generosity of the Union Elks Lodge #1321:

• Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar

• Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews

• The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews

• Robert B. Parker’s Slow Burn by Ace Atkins

• Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders by Julianna Baggott

• The Last Mile by David Baldacci

• The Widow by Fiona Barton

• That Darkness by Lisa Black

• The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian

• The Quest by Max Brand

• Not by Sight by Kate Breslin

• As Time Goes By by Mary Higgins Clark

• Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

• The Gangster by Clive Cussler

• The Emperor’s Revenge by Clive Cussler

• The Girl from Summer Hill by Jude Deveraux

• My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni

• LaRose by Louise Erdrich

• The Mistletoe Inn by Richard Paul Evans

• She’s Not There by Joy Fielding

• Wedding Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke

• All Summer Long by Dorothea Benton Frank

• Lightning Lingers by Barbara Freethy

• Beautiful Storm by Barbara Freethy

• The Girls She Left Behind by Sarah Graves

• Panguitch by Zane Grey

• The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer

• Thin Ice by Irene Hannon

• Daughters for a Time by Jennifer Handford

• Traces of Guilt by Dee Henderson

• Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand

• Troublemaker by Linda Howard

• My American Duchess by Eloisa James

• Those Jensen Boys! Rimfire by William W. Johnstone

• Hide Away by Iris Johansen

• Breakdown by Jonathan Kellerman

• Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica

• The Bette Davis Club by Jane Lotter

• The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton

• The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

• A Girl’s Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber

• The Friends We Keep by Susan Mallery

• Heartsong Cottage by Emily March

• Into the Fury by Kat Martin

• The Einstein Prophecy by Robert Masello

• The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher McHale

• Point Blank by Fern Michaels

• Once a Rancher by Linda Lael Miller

• The Someday Jar by Allison Morgan

• Shadow of the Gun by Lewis B. Patten

• Private Paris by James Patterson

• NYPD Red 4 by James Patterson

• 15th Affair by James Patterson

• The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

• Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey

• Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick

• Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen

• Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell

• The Obsession by Nora Roberts

• Brotherhood in Death by J. D. Robb

• Miss Julia Inherits a Mess by Ann B. Ross

• Extreme Prey by John Sandford

• The Most Famous Illegal Goose Creek Parade by Virginia Smith

• Blue by Danielle Steel

• The Apartment by Danielle Steel

• Property of a Noblewoman by Danielle Steel

• Flight Patterns by Karen White

• Bloody Point by Linda J. White

• Dear Carolina by Harvey Kristy Woodson

• Family Jewels by Stuart Woods

• Scandalous Behavior by Stuart Woods

Charles Warner | The Union Times Union Elks Lodge #1321 Elks National Foundation Chairman Jim Cunningham presents Union County Carnegie Library Director Rieta Drinkwine with a check for $2,000 Tuesday afternoon. The Elks Lodge obtained the $2,000 through a Gratitude Grant from the Elks National Foundation and donated it tot he library. The library will use the funds to pay for 71 large print books it recently purchased. The books were on display on the table in the foreground during the check presentation.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_IMG_0008Elks.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Union Elks Lodge #1321 Elks National Foundation Chairman Jim Cunningham presents Union County Carnegie Library Director Rieta Drinkwine with a check for $2,000 Tuesday afternoon. The Elks Lodge obtained the $2,000 through a Gratitude Grant from the Elks National Foundation and donated it tot he library. The library will use the funds to pay for 71 large print books it recently purchased. The books were on display on the table in the foreground during the check presentation.

Charles Warner | The Union Times The Union Elks Lodge #1321 presented a $2,000 donation to the Union County Carnegie Library Tuesday afternoon. The Lodge has made donations to the library each year since 2007. The funds have been used by the library to pay for the purchase of a number of resources for library patrons. This year’s donation is being used to pay for 71 large print books that were on display on the table in the foreground during the check presentation. Taking part in the presentation were (front row) Lodge Secretary Jimmy Kimbrell, Elks National Foundation Chairman Jim Cunningham, Library Director Rieta Drinkwine, Lecturing Knight Brenda Brotz, Assistant to ENF Director Mary Jane Cunningham, Board of Directors member Bill Montgomery, Board of Directors member Larry Lawson, Chaplin Darwin Allen, Exalted Ruler Terry Wade, and Treasurer Becky Wade.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_IMG_0012Elks.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times The Union Elks Lodge #1321 presented a $2,000 donation to the Union County Carnegie Library Tuesday afternoon. The Lodge has made donations to the library each year since 2007. The funds have been used by the library to pay for the purchase of a number of resources for library patrons. This year’s donation is being used to pay for 71 large print books that were on display on the table in the foreground during the check presentation. Taking part in the presentation were (front row) Lodge Secretary Jimmy Kimbrell, Elks National Foundation Chairman Jim Cunningham, Library Director Rieta Drinkwine, Lecturing Knight Brenda Brotz, Assistant to ENF Director Mary Jane Cunningham, Board of Directors member Bill Montgomery, Board of Directors member Larry Lawson, Chaplin Darwin Allen, Exalted Ruler Terry Wade, and Treasurer Becky Wade.
Money used to buy 71 large print books

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

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

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

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