Valley Wide Cooperative Gives Salmon Elk’s Lodge Generous Donation

Individuals left to right: Chuck Overacker, Camille Williams (Valley Country Store Manager), Jay Wiley, and Dave McFarland.

Salmon, Idaho – Valley Wide Cooperative and Valley Agronomics LLC donated $500 to the Salmon Elk’s Lodge. The money will be used for purchasing new tables and chairs for the lodge.

The Elks organization was founded in New York City on February 16, 1868 under the name "Jolly Corks" by 15 actors, entertainers and others associated with the theater. In ensuing years, membership expanded to other professions.

The Elks fraternal order was founded "To promote and practice the four cardinal virtues of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American Patriotism and cultivate good fellowship."