Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Osage Community Elks Lodge 2705 in Laurie participated in the Elks National Serving Our Nation’s Veterans program by donating deer hides to the Missouri State Deer Hide program.
Elks member Dave Haskins collected the hides, and processed and prepared them for shipment to a tannery. This was the first time the Lodge participated in the program.
As part of the program, the tanned leather is cut and sewn into specially designed gloves which are furnished to veterans confined to wheelchairs, thereby protecting their hands during movement.