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Elks donate to 9-11 Memorial

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Chris Frost, Lamar Ledger 

The Lamar Elks made a significant donation to the Tri-State 9-11 Remembrance Committee, Feb. 23, and donated $2,800 to the memorial at Big Timbers Museum.

To date, the Lamar Elks have donated $2,800 and bought the flagpole for the memorial.

"Last January the Elks were up in Colorado Springs and I attended one of their board meetings," Jared Crabtree said. "I made a presentation to the Colorado Health Association state board and they decided to donate $3,000 to the memorial."

Harbour said the Elks rock.

"This started as a dream six years ago and I have the greatest committee there can be," he said.

He said the kids didn't understand what happened Sept. 11, 2001.

"From the first courthouse celebration, we had with 300 people and a dozen ambulances and firetrucks, this thing has grown and grown." Harbour said the El Pomar Foundation is going to help with the memorial and Home Depot has stepped up and pledged $4,500 of electrical and retaining wall items for the project. The memorial will also have a lot of picnic tables for families and visitors, also donated by Home Depot.

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