Berea Elks Raise Drug Awareness at Grindstone Festival

Roman, the Berea Elks mascot and certified therapy dog poses in front of a BPD motorcycle greeting kids during the touch a truck event at the Berea Grindstone Festival.

Roman, the Berea Elks mascot and certified therapy dog poses in front of a BPD motorcycle greeting kids during the touch a truck event at the Berea Grindstone Festival.

The Berea Elks continue raise the bar of what it means to be an Elk.  In July we supported the City of Berea and the Berea Police Department working with kids to educate them about the dangers of drugs during the Touch a Truck event at the Berea Grindstone Festival at Coe Lake.

Nearly a dozen Elks attended this event along with Roman (of course!) as the District Drug Awareness trailer was brought to the event.

The Elks handed out Elks drug awareness coloring books and crayons to kids of all ages while providing information to concerned parents.  Thank you to all Elks that attended this event and keep up the great work!

 

Berea Elks Partner with Berea Police for Teen ROADeo

Berea Elks members with Berea Police and Berea Fire pose in front of the drug awareness trailer at the Teen ROADeo event held at Berea High School.

Berea Elks members with Berea Police and Berea Fire pose in front of the drug awareness trailer at the Teen ROADeo event held at Berea High School.

The Berea Elks partnered with the Berea Police Department for the first ever Teen “ROADeo” which was held at Berea-Midpark High School in June.  This was a unique event which featured 10 Learning Stations where teen drivers and their parents learned everything from how to change a flat tire to jump starting a car, to what is insurance and how to buy it.

Nearly a dozen Elks supported the event helping educate attendees about the dangers of prescription drug abuse, impaired driving, and dangerous street drugs including heroin which has become an epidemic in Ohio.

The District Drug Awareness trailer was brought to the venue with both parents and their teen drivers equally interested to learn more about what they can do to identify and help people struggling with addition, and how the Elks are working to support awareness of this most critical issue facing our nation and our youth. 

Many thanks to the Elks that attended the event and to theBerea Police and Berea Fire Departments for putting on such a great event!