Notes to Parents



In the group picture from left to right is: Doug Jackson – Chairperson for RCADC, Stephanie Armbrister-Strutner – Knoxville Metropolitan Drug Commission,  Virginia Walsh – Anderson County Assistant District Attorney General and ASAP Chairwoman , Sid Gibson – Oak Ridge Elks Lodge Golf Tournament Committee, Sarah Stevenson – RCADC Director, Donna Forstrom – Oak Ridge Elks Lodge Drug Awareness Chairwoman and RCADC Treasurer, Joe Wilkinson, Sarah Pate, Ralph Pate and Joy Brown all from the Oak Ridge Elks Lodge Golf Tournament Committee.

On July 19, 2010 the Oak Ridge Elks Lodge #1684 hosted their annual charity golf tournament. It was decided by the Lodge golf tournament committee to include local drug awareness as a recipient of a portion of the proceeds raised. The Lodge Drug Awareness Chairperson, Donna Forstrom decided divide the proceeds evenly between Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) and Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition. Both organizations began with grass roots efforts. RCADC has been in existence since 2003 while ASAP is just getting started. We are very excited about seeing bordering counties working together to combat issues pertaining to substance abuse.





Clayton's mother and step-father have served as co-chair of their local Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge since the Spring of 2005. The Elks are committed to eliminating the use and abuse of illegal drugs by all members of society and believe that in order to insure a bright future for our country, it is essential that our children be raised in a drug free environment. Elks believe that the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow. With that in mind, the Elks Drug Awareness program reaches out to youth of all ages and backgrounds. Through the 2,100 Lodges in communities across the country, Elks work to combat youth substance abuse. As the largest volunteer drug awareness program in the United States, the Elks Drug Awareness program annually distributes more than seven million pieces of anti-drug literature to parents, teachers, and children. For more information on the Elks National Drug Awareness program visit

Through our local Lodge #1684 we have been hosting monthly Drug Free Safe Zone concertsfor the past several months. The doors are open to all ages and we have been successful in providing a safe, drug free environment for everyone to enjoy some great music, free food and fun for all. We have hosted people of all ages from 2 years old and up. We typically have four of five bands per concert. Feel free to send an e-mail through our contact link for information on our next concert.



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