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Elks Lodge 2705 donates deer hides to Mo. State Deer hide program

Elks Lodge 2705 donates deer hides to Mo. State Deer hide program

January 9th, 2013 by Information courtesy of Misti Flaspohler in News

Pictured, Elks West Central District Deputy President Jay Parrack, left, receives prepared deer hides from Osage Community Elks Lodge President Roger Dzogola. Deer Hide program chairman Dave Haskins is not pictured.

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.