AS LONG AS THERE ARE VETERANS THE ELKS WILL NEVER FORGET THEM
“the Elks motto”
For over 20 years during hunting season our Lodge has collects deer hides. These hides are cleaned, heavily salted and prepared to be sold to a tanner by volunteer members. The proceeds are strictly allocated for Veterans within the community, primarily Castle Point VA Hospital. In addition to the funds collected from our Deer Hide program other fund rising activities, member donation and general funds are added to this endeavor. Our Lodge cater to 10 Veterans homes with an estimated 100 Veterans under the care of Castle Point V.A. Hospital and Montrose V.A. hospital.
Annual use of funds:
- Spring steak dinner, entertainment and gift of any items donated or budget allows.
- Summer pavilion BBQ of chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs.
- Holiday season lunch party.
This may not seem like much to most, but to experience the gratitude and expression on the faces of these men and women who served our country is the reward for our hard work. Remember these Veterans are confined to a home with little or no exposure to the outside world.
Any donations you can offer to help us further this cause would be greatly appreciated. Monetary or items such as books, socks, playing cards etc. will help.