"Why Our Veterans are America's Heroes".

This is the theme for the Elks Americanism Essay contest. There are two categories ...... 5th and 6th graders and 7th and 8th graders.

The rules and the cover sheet that needs to be filled out and submitted with each essay are on the photos, and may be reproduced. 

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Essays cannot be more than 300 words long, and should be written legibly or typed by the entrant. 

Essays can be dropped off (leave in the mailbox) or mailed to Stirling Elks, 1138 Valley Road, Stirling, 07980 or emailed to stirlingelks@gmail.com.

They can also be dropped off at 150 Main Street, Peapack.

Any children in fifth to eighth grade are welcome to take part. 

People who  live outside of the area that the Stirling Elks cover (Berkeley Heights, Long Hill Township, The Mendhams, Gladstone, Peapack, Bedminster, Far Hills, Bernardsville and Basking Ridge), may submit their child's essay to the Elks lodge nearest to them.

For more information or for answers to questions, please email stirlingelks@gmail.com.

The deadline to have the essay to the Stirling Elks is Friday, December 15.