PLAINFIELD — Kay Crum was recently awarded the Elk of the Year Award by Patricia Mendel, Exalted Ruler of the Plainfield Elks Lodge 2186.
The award is presented to Elks’ members for service above and beyond. Crum devoted many volunteer hours to help accomplish the goals of the Elks locally and nationally.
The Plainfield Elks provide free meals to veterans on Veterans’ Day and other days throughout the year.
The organization also provides community services and several scholarships awarded to high school seniors.
The Plainfield Elks hold many events and activities throughout the year such as dinners, a weekly bingo night and U.S. 40 table-space rental.
Donations by members and the public help finance these community goals.