Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815 hosted its annual Mexican food luncheon for 13 veterans and 6 staff members from the Southwestern Blind Rehabilitation Center of the Tucson VA medical facility on May 11. Featured in this picture are Lodge National Veterans Service Committee Chairman Frank Prokop, Co-chairman Bob Morrow, veterans Bill Hutchinson, Eddie Galbadon, Al Gunther, Ron Brown, James Stewart, David Parker, John Torres, James Hughes, Juan Ramirez, Andy Montoya, Guy Alexander, Joe Mau, Pamela Bryant, staff members Cynthia Chirn, Berlin Johnson, Eric Harris, volunteers Keith Brunson, William Burruel, Gilbert Rosales, and Recreation Blind Rehabilitation Specialist Kelly Laurich and (service dog, Livingston). -- Credit: Courtesy Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge No. 2815 -- ARM Story #17067 - 06 NWS briefs

Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge No. 2815 donated 320 dictionaries to third-grade students at Oro Valley elementarty schools Casa Christian, Copper Creek, Immaculate Heart, Mesa Verde, and Wilson Elementary Schools.

The dictionaries also included copies of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the history of the American Flag. Over the past 10 years, the lodge has donated more than 2,850 dictionaries to students.

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