2018 Camp Carefree Gala Fundraiser

This year’s Camp Carefree Gala fundraiser will be on March 3 at the Greensboro Lodge.  Tickets are $20 and include BBQ dinner, a DJ, and plenty of fun!

We are very excited to have a western theme this year.  I have attached a flyer that can be posted in your Lodge.  We hope to see many NC Lodges attend this year.

To help raise money for Camp Carefree, we have come up with a great fundraiser.  For a $25 donation, we will make a “Wanted” poster of anyone in your Lodge.  The posters will be hung up at the event for everyone to enjoy, and you can take them with you at the end of the evening.  Not able to attend?   We will also email you a copy that you can print and hang in your Lodge.  I have attached a couple of samples.  Just email me a picture, the outlaw’s nickname, and “wanted for” charges.  Be creative and have fun!!!  Donation checks can be mailed to the High Point Lodge or give us a call and we can take credit card information over the phone.  We hope to have participation from all of the Lodges.

Pictures need to be sent to the High Point Lodge hpelks1155@triad.rr.com by February 28 so we have time to get them printed.  Please feel free to call me with any questions.

Thank you for helping us support Camp Carefree and I look forward to seeing you at the Gala!

Shari Driscoll

High Point Elks Lodge #1155
700 Old Mill Road
High Point, NC 27265



Statesville Elks $1000 to Camp Carefree

Statesville Elks Lodge#1823 hosted NCSEA State Chairman Dennis Dowling , Jerry Teters and Joni Parks at the 02/08/2018 Statesville Elks Lodge meeting and presented a donation of $1000 to Camp Carefree.
E.R. Franky Sigmon said Statesville Elks Lodge and it’s members are willing to keep the commitment in helping Camp Carefree and other programs going into 2018/2019 year close to members heart’s and making Statesville/Iredell a better place to live and work for all. Elks Care / Elks Share.


Statesville Elks use grant money for the Children’s Hope Alliance (Barium Springs Children’s Home)


In 1883, two Presbyterian women in Charlotte, North Carolina founded the Presbyterian Orphans Home, now called Barium Springs. As needs grew and space did not, the Presbyterian Synod purchased acreage for the Home in Barium Springs, N.C. The land theypurchased was the site of the legendary, healing “Barium Springs.” After purchase of the land, Presbyterian Children’s Home moved to Barium Springs in 1891.

In 1914, almost 100 miles away in the small mountain community of Banner Elk, N.C. the Presbyterian minister, Edgar Tufts was working diligently with his local church to establish a home for orphans in the rugged mountain areas, and Grandfather Home for Children was born.

Both of these historic agencies functioned primarily as orphanages until the mid-1900’s. Children coming to these homes were mostly orphans who would stay for long periods of time. Many came as infants and stayed until graduation from high school or college. Both homes were self-sustaining farms where the children learned trade skills and assisted with daily chores.

In the 1950’s, needs for an orphanage decreased, partially due to peacetime and advances in medical technology. Instead, children needing care had one or both parents still living; but suffered from abuse and neglect. Not only did these children need a place of refuge but they also required treatment and therapy. Services expanded after 1970’s to focus mainly on the needs of children were classified as “troubled” or abused. Between the 1970’s and early 2000’s both Barium Springs and Grandfather Home for Children experienced expansion of services to better meet the needs of children at the time. These expansions included foster care and adoptions services, educational services and therapeutic services for children who had suffered complex trauma.

In April of 2014, the two organizations merged in an effort to have a greater impact in helping children and families across the region. The name chosen for the newly formed, merged organization was Children’s Hope Alliance. This name allows everyone to understand our deeply rooted mission, to provide hope and healing for hurting children and families. The future of Children’s Hope Alliance is bright, our stability lies in our deeply-rooted mission and a willingness to attend to the special needs of each generation.

Statesville Elks Lodge met 01/28/2018 to pack duffel (GO BAGS) so when the call comes for placing, a child would have a GO Bag of their own to take to their new home. See pictures attached of Elks at their best!

Statesville Christmas Parade with Elroy The Elk

Statesville Elks Lodge #1823 rolls into town for the Statesville Christmas Parade with Elroy The Elk and members on the sleigh (boat) with music playing in the background as well as members walking along the route handing out bags to all the kids with candy and Elk’s Coloring books and the works, A huge thanks to everyone that helped and a Merry Christmas to all as well as a Happy New Year!