ENF UPDATE - November 2017
Our Hobo Fundraiser went really well thanks to all our volunteers. Elks are great people, they see a need and jump in and take care of it. Makes me proud to be a member of such a fantastic organization.
Dinner was awesome. A special thanks to Suzanne, Randy, Jerry, Walmart (Don), David J. and Brian K. who handled every detail of the meal. Best peach cobbler I have ever had.
Kevin Auernig and his One Man Band was awesome. Lots of dancing and laughter, I swear there is nobody like him. Lance spoke briefly on ENF and how important it is to the financial wellness of Our Order and then co-hosted throughout the evening.
The main raffle drawing of the evening was for the Ruger 10/22 Takedown Rifle and it went to Jim Eades. Now listen to this!! Jim donated the rifle back to ENF so that we might auction it again at some future Elks National Foundation Fundraiser. Thank you, Jim for your generosity.
Bill Collins and Karlene Davidson won the costume contest and were our Hobo King and Queen for the evening, even though Bill admitted to being a mere Bum instead of a Hobo.
Our “Adopt A Pig Contest” was a great success. Those fat little pigs raised $860.37 for ENF, is that fantastic or not! Betty Archambault won with the fattest pig. Thanks Linda V. for keeping track of this contest. This amount does not include those pigs left on the tables. I do not know that exact amount as of this writing.
Should you want to donate to Elks National Foundation, you can go online anytime to Elks.org or bring a check to the office during office hours. Remember this is a 501C3 and deductible on your taxes. The money goes to our communities and your neighbors and friends benefit from it.
Happy 150 years to The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
Judy Gauthier, ENF Chairperson
Betty Archambault (center) received recognition from the Elks National Foundation as a Permanent Benefactor (a contribution of $2,000).
Frank Snow (far left) and Tracy Cannon (second from the right) received recognition from the Elks National Foundation as an Honorary Founder (a contribution of $1,000).