Mike Curran, Exalted Ruler of Winona Elks Lodge #327 and LaVern Scharmer, Executive Director of the Winona County DAC have been notified by the Elks National Foundation that they have been awarded a $10,000 grant to be used in 2017.
The grant application was for “Raised Garden Bed Sustainability”. Plans call for the addition of a Green House that will allow for planting of seeds in order to raise plants for the existing gardens and possibly for sale during the annual 100 mile garage sale. The fruit garden constructed last year will be planted as well as the potential addition of some fruit trees.
The DAC received grants from the Elks National Foundation in 2015 for Raised Garden Beds and in 2016 for Promoting Healthy Habits – Garden Beds/Walking Path. Winona Elks Lodge #327 members provide volunteer labor as well as support from local businesses to complete the projects.