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May 14, 2013 4:52 PM by MELISSA CANONE

Local Modern Woodmen members plant trees

On May 9, 2013 members of the local Modern Woodmen of America Chapter 17153-3 gave the lasting gift of trees to Truman Elementary School.

The project was part of the Plant A Tree Program, a nationwide program introduced by Modern Woodmen for it's members in 2004. "This program allows Modern Woodmen members to give the community a lasting gift," says Gail A. Lee, leader of the local Modern Woodmen.

Youth Service Club honors the pioneer woodmen who learned the forests to build homes and secure future for their families. Modern Woodmen offers financial services to help clear away members, financial burdens. And planting trees is an important way to create a secure future for families, communities and the environment" Lee says.

Through the Plant a Tree Program and the help of its members, Modern Woodmen has planted thousand's of trees across the United States. For more information contact, Lee at 337-984-8965.

Coordinated by local Modern Woodmen members, chapters provide opportunities to connect through social activities and volunteer projects. Youth service clubs provide young Modern Woodmen members with opportunities to volunteer, be patriotic, learn new skills, make friends and have fun.

For more information about the local chapter or club and how you can get involved contact Frank Akridge at 318-792-8824.

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