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Community Groups

Elkton Community Groups

Community Groups allow people to participate in local social and service organizations, and connect with others who share similar interests. Please contact us if you would like to have your Elkton community group featured on this page.

Advisory Committee

The intent of this organization is to focus on the image of our town by addressing issues of neglect, community blights, public safety issues, and other obvious situations that may be identified and resolved in a satisfactory and timely manner.

Meetings: 1st Monday of each month
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Camden Building on Gibbons Avenue, Elkton, VA

Coordinated by Haze Crider

American Legion Post 0222

The Elkton Post was chartered on February 17, 1946.
Meetings are held monthly and are hosted at different members' homes. Anyone with interest can contact either Sam Gentry or Rick Workman.

 

Address:
American Legion Post 0222
154 Sweetgum Street
Elkton, VA 22827

 

Current Officers:

Commander - Sam Gentry
Treasurer - Rick Workman

Elkton Lions Club

Elkton Lions Club held its charter meeting on March 24, 1942, at The Gables Hotel. The seventeen members were welcomed by Lion Stuart G. Aldhiser, president of the sponsoring club, and addressed by District Governor Lion Herman A. Cooper. A gift of an official gong was presented and is still in use. After 67 years, the organization continues serving the local community with an emphasis on sight and hearing, as well as furnishing support for youth activities. The Elkton area gives solid support to Lion sponsored activities and generously donates to fundraising attempts. We hold White Cane Days and take part in the October Elkton Festival Days by cooking brown beans in an open pot and selling brooms year-round. The Elkton Club has no living charter members but is proud of having four Monarchs on its roll-a monarch being a Lion with at least 50 years of membership.

We meet every second and fourth Tuesday at the Elkton United Methodist Church on Warren Street at 6:30 PM. We enjoy a meal together and conduct current business.

Programs are selected to enlarge our understanding and increase our awareness of the world in which we live. We help provide eyeglasses to those in need and we are currently working to help with hearing aids. We are always looking for new members who are willing to support our goals. 

We may be reached at 540-713-8313, or at foresmithss@comcast.net.

 

Lions Club Officers:

Mike Smith, President

Sam Gentry, Secretary

Doug Berry, Treasurer

Elkton Ruritans

Our local Elkton Ruritan Club was chartered November 13, 1973 with 28 members. The club's membership is now at 31 and includes three of the charter members Chancellor Lough, Billy Lam, and Ishmal Baugher. Our Elkton Club is part of Ruritan Zone 1 which contains 6 local area clubs. Zone 1 is one of 5 Zones which make up the Rockingham, District 9 which has a total of 33 clubs and a membership of 1100.

Club projects include flag displays, adopt-a-highway, student scholarships, a weather reporting station, donations to area fire and rescue squads, and crisis support for some local residents. The club also supports the Eagle Scout program as well as local Boy and Girl Scout troops. Financial support is also provided for the Spotswood After Prom party, Elkton Little League, E.A.U.S., and the Elkton Area Community Center.

Blue Ridge Garden Club

Blue Ridge Garden Club, organized in 1963 and chartered in 1964, is a member of the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. and the National Garden Clubs. It is a non-profit organization and its purpose is to provide youth and adult education resources and opportunities for its members, to promote the love of gardening, floral and landscape design, civic and environmental responsibility. This is accomplished through the following major areas of interest: floral designing, horticulture, community service, and environmental conservation.

Each year the club plants forty flower containers that stand on the sidewalks throughout downtown Elkton. The club dedicated a Blue Star Memorial Byway Marker at the BB&T Bank in honor of, and to honor all our military personnel. The club provided landscaping for the Elkton Elementary and Intermediate Schools upon their completion.

Elkton Area United Services (EAUS) is a comprehensive social service agency serving eastern Rockingham County since 1972. Through its programs, EAUS provides assistance with housing, utilities, food, education, transportation, aid to stranded travelers, senior citizen activities, and a joyful holiday season. EAUS tries to develop programs where a need exists and tries to meet the needs of an ever-changing community.

 

EAUS programs include Emergency Assistance, Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels, Holiday Cheer, Travelers' Aid, GED Classes, Back to School, Reading Rules!, Senior Citizens, and Treasures for Everyone Thrift Store. Contact information for program services is 540-298-0931, the thrift store is 540-298-8685, and the administration is 540-298-2900.

 

The organization is supported primarily from community donations, Treasures for Everyone thrift store proceeds, and a United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County Community Impact Grant. Donations may be mailed to EAUS, P.O. Box 383, Elkton, VA 22827.

Elkton Progressive Improvement Committee (EPIC) was formed in 1987 to improve the quality of life in the Town of Elkton. EPIC is a non-profit organization that takes great pride in all of our accomplishments. Just to mention a few: The Welcome to Elkton signs and flowerbed, Fort Stonewall play structure in Stonewall Memorial Park and the quarter-mile walking track. Memorial/Honor Wall that borders the entrance to the park, the steps that lead into the park, plus many other betterment projects for the Town of Elkton. 

Each year EPIC hosts four events:

  • The Elkton Greater Open Golf Tournament - Third Saturday in May

  • Highway 340 Yard Sales - Second Saturday in September

  • Annual Autumn Days Arts and Crafts Festival - Third weekend in October

  • Holiday Home Tour - First Sunday in December

Elkton Order of U.S. Mechanics

(Jr. O.U.A.M)

Our aims and purposes are as follows:
  1. To maintain and promote the interest of Americans, and shield them from the depressing effects of foreign competition.

  2. To assist Americans in obtaining employment.

  3. To encourage Americans in business.

  4. To establish a funeral fund.

  5. To maintain the Public School System of the United States of America, and to prevent sectarian interference therewith, and to uphold the reading of the Holy Bible therein.

 
The special events held annually for fundraisers:
  1. Annual Field Day Event

  2. Spring Festival & Flea Market

  3. Fall Festival & Flea Market.

Neighborhood Watch

  1. Our goal is to provide the citizens with a system that can be used to increase their safety and security.

  2. Crime and drug PREVENTION AWARENESS. To send a message, that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

  3. The program focuses on, the issues and causes of violence in our community. It is a NEIGHBOR HELPING NEIGHBOR.

  4. The program promotes POSITIVE ALTERNATIVES and the utilization of available preventive and counseling programs, to make our community a safer and better place to live.

 

Meetings: 

3rd Tuesday of each month
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Jr. Order building located on Shenandoah Avenue, Elkton, VA

Elkton Community Little League is a youth sports organization providing baseball and softball to boys and girls within our community/boundary.

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