Stafford Leader

Manahawkin Elks Fish Fry Delivers ATV for Kids Camp Moore

By DAVID BIGGY | May 10, 2019
Courtesy of: Manahawkin Elks Lodge 2340 Manahawkin Antlers Trudy Brennan, Erin Barrett and Hughie Brennan present an ATV that recently was purchased by Manahawkin Elks Lodge 2340 and donated to Elks Camp Moore.

Stafford Township — During the past month, Manahawkin Elks Lodge 2340 has been quite busy with several charitable efforts, and one of the beneficiaries, Elks Camp Moore, sent a representative on May 3 to pick up a new gift donated by the local Elks.

On April 19, the Manahawkin Elks held its annual Good Friday Fish Fry, during which John Barrett and his crew of volunteer cooks mustered and served 974 dinners, while the lodge raised more than $12,000 for Camp Moore, part of which went toward the purchase of a new all-terrain vehicle.

Opened in 1971 and operated by the New Jersey State Elks Association, Camp Moore, in the Ramapo Mountains, provides vacations for children with special needs. The main goals of the camp are to develop recreational and social skills of each child, to promote independence and to increase self-confidence.

In addition to the ATV donation and fundraising for the camp, the Manahawkin Elks reported another successful Fish Fry and expressed thanks for the 400 pounds of scallops and 300 pounds of fresh fish donated by Viking Village and the crew of the fishing vessel Ms. Manya.

Also, the Manahawkin Elks’ Heather and Matt Kline recently organized a care package drive through which the lodge delivered nine boxes of pre-packaged foods, toiletries and gift cards to flood victims in Nebraska. —D.B.

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