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VAN WERT - Van Wert Elks Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks recently donated $100 along with 1000 Drug Awareness Coloring Books to the Van Wert City Parks and Recreation Department towards the annual Fall Fright Festival to be held on Oct. 27 at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds.

This will be the 20th year the Parks Department has been able to provide a free and safe Halloween event for the Children of the community.

The Drug Awareness coloring books will be distributed to the children attending in the goodie bag they receive when they enter the event.

The main event of the Festival is the costume judging with cash awards in several categories. Van Wert Elks Lodge 1197 is proud to be able to assist in this event for the children of the community.