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The El Monte Police Officer’s Association Enjoys Christmas in July

Left- Richard Thomas, Executive Director, El Monte Police Officer’s Association. Right- Nancy Kennon El Monte Moose Lodge.

By Richard Thomas

El Monte –

On Saturday July 20th the Moose Lodge hosted their annual Christmas in July dinner and fundraising event. There was a choice of a Turkey or Ham dinner for $3.50 which included dessert. More than 200 people showed up to enjoy dinner and support this fundraising effort.

All the money raised goes to Mooseheart. Mooseheart is a facility located 38 miles west of Chicago that has provided care for needy children for the past 100 years. Children that qualify live in one of several residences at the facility. Not only are they cared for, but Mooseheart has a fully accredited school that provides education from kindergarten through high school. Since the inception of Mooseheart, July 27, 1913, it has taken care of and housed more than 12,000 children.

The El Monte Police Officer’s Association joined the festivities and made a $500.00 donation to support the efforts of the Moose and their endeavor to take care of needy children. “The El Monte Moose has contributed so much to our community in support of others. Nancy Kennon has been a long time and dedicated individual who has worked tirelessly as a member of the Moose. She shares the same passion for others as a member of the El Monte Police Officer’s Association Auxiliary. The Moose and the Association share the same values when it comes to taking care of those in need, especially children”, said Richard Thomas, the Association’s Executive Director.

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