Young Harrison Elks attend leadership conference in Long Branch

The New Jersey Elks peer leadership weekend took place recently in Long Branch with kids from all over the state. The leaders learn about all different topics to help them to become good citizens in the future and the idea that how one acts now how will affect one in the future. Individual lodges pay for each student to attend at no cost. The young Elks from Harrison are seen here with former Exulted Ruler Larry Bennett during their time at the Jersey Shore.

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