HUNTINGTON BEACH ELKS LODGE 1959
7711 Talbert Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Contact Person: Thomas Brown
Huntington Beach Elks Lodge 1959 Donates Dictionaries to School Children.
Huntington Beach Elks Lodge 1959 donated 1,680 dictionaries to third-grade students in Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley. The last of the donated dictionaries were delivered to students of Roch Courreges Elementary School in Fountain Valley. The students enthusiastically received the dictionaries, a major effort of the Elks nationwide.
They looked at the maps of the 50 states included as supplemental information in the dictionary. They also checked out the listing of the planets and the presidential biographies, tried out the alphabet sign language and marveled at the page devoted to the world’s longest word. As a bonus, Ron Courreges, a Lodge member and great grandson of Roch Courreges, who owned the land that was ultimately donated to the city of Fountain Valley, spoke about his family’s history.
Then he let the third-graders ask questions. The students were fascinated by Courreges’ description of what life was like for his great-grandfather and how the community had changed. Courreges School is named after his family, which has resided in the area 135 years.