Bellefonte Elks distribute backpacks

The Bellefonte Elks Lodge #1094 recently purchased 11 backpacks for the purpose of distributing them to the children of clients of The Mommy Shoppe, an outreach of the Houserville United Methodist Church. Presenting the backpacks was Bellefonte Elks Exalted Ruler Chris Shuey, left. Standing next to Shuey is program manager Amy Ritter and customer Sarah Sampsel. Sampsel’s daughter, Mya, front left, received the first Elks-purchased backpack distributed by The Mommy Shoppe. Younger daughter, Lucy, is shown in the right front, and she too received a Mommy Shoppe backpack.