Elks Lodge fall news

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ELKS CARE – From left, Elks Lodge #2156 members Jackie Holland, Gayle Gossett, Eddie Griggs, Rob Barker, Jeremy Farrar, Debbie Taylor, Sherry Wright, Larry Waters, Jane Anne Waters, and Rich Simms present a $2,000 Spotlight Grant to the Big Sandy Volunteer Fire Department.

Camden Elks Lodge #2156 has been busy this fall, planning for several upcoming events, conducting fund raisers, and donating to worthy causes. The group has been living up to the Elks’ motto, “Elks care, Elks share.”

The club recently donated $2,500 to the Unforgotten MC Adopt-A-Vet Organization, made possible through a grant from the Elks National Foundation. The Elks appreciate that the Unforgotten group helped with the Elks’ Arts and Crafts Show on Sunday, Sept. 11, by hosting a fish fry. All money raised from that event benefited the Elks Veterans Appreciation Fund. 

On Saturday, Oct. 8, the Camden Elks Lodge sponsored the “Hogs, Harleys, and Hot Rods Bike Ride” and raised $8,500 for donation to two great causes – Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. The Elks offer a very special thank you to Rob and Melanie Barker and Keith and Tina Baker for organizing and working so hard on bike ride, and also thank any who helped to make the event a success.

Another donation recently presented by the Lodge is a $2,000 Spotlight Grant donated to the Big Sandy Volunteer Fire Department, which was made possible by the Elks National Foundation. Said Elks member Gayle Gossett, “The Elks are always pleased to be able to support our local organizations in Benton County.”

ELKS SHARE – Camden Elks Lodge donated $2,500 to the Unforgotten MC Adopt-A-Vet Organization in September to honor the group’s work with Veterans.

Coming up on Monday, Oct. 24, the Lodge will be participating in Halloween on the Square from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Elks’ booth will offer candy and Drug Awareness coloring books. Elrod the Elk will be in attendance to greet kids as they come by.

The Elks will host their annual Hoop Shoot on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Camden Junior High School at 9 a.m. for children ages 8-13. Bring the kids to try their skills and have a good time!

On Sunday, Nov. 11, the Lodge will hold its annual Veterans Dinner. Hosted at the Lodge, this dinner is open to all Veterans and their spouses. Please call the Lodge if you would like to attend.

The Elks Lodge will host their annual Children’s Christmas Party for children ages 2-8 on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 1-3 p.m. at the Lodge. Applications will be accepted until Saturday, Dec. 3, and are available at the Lodge after 2 p.m. daily. 

For more information or to sign up for any of these Elks Lodge events, call 731-584-8155. 

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