Belfield Elementary Faculty college students nonetheless have almost two weeks remaining of their summer time trip. Nonetheless, Wednesday marked the primary official college day for lecturers and the workers. On day one, the college obtained a present of varied college provides from Victory Elks Lodge 1179.
The Victory Elks Lodge distributing college provides to an area college is nothing new. It does it yearly. The noticeable distinction is the college provides went to Belfield Elementary Faculty slightly than Greensville Elementary. Lodge member and former Greensville County Excessive Faculty Athletic Director Leonard Deloatch has a particular place his coronary heart for Belfield.
“I labored right here, and it’s a small workers,” Deloatch stated. “You at all times see individuals giving to varsities. We felt that as a company we’d attempt to assist belfield. We put our pennies collectively and right here we’re.”
Deloatch introduced 5 packing containers of varied college provides to Belfield Elementary Faculty Principal Mary Particular person. Supporting youth is crucial to Deloatch, who heads the Emporia-Greensville Recreation Affiliation soccer and basketball packages.
The previous GCHS athletic director isn’t any stranger to the work locally by the Victory Elks Lodge 1179. Even so, Deloatch is comparatively new as a membership member after becoming a member of 4 months in the past.
“I at all times thought it was an ideal group and needed to affix,” Deloatch stated. “I need to do one thing for the world and for the children. The Lord despatched me right here in order that’s the place I’m.”
The Victory Elks Lodge 1179, 121 W. Atlantic St., hosts an Easter Egg Hunt yearly for kids and is represented in different neighborhood capabilities, corresponding to Nationwide Evening Out. On Wednesday, the group continued its neighborhood outreach by serving to college students and lecturers by delivering college provides to BES.