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Members All,

The Holidays have arrived and the New Year looms in the near future.  I hope that all of you will be planning a wonderful season with family and friends.  Coming to the Lodge offers a great opportunity to socialize and introduce those closest to you to the fellowship of Elkdom.

Sunday, December 3rd, will be our annual Memorial to our departed members. I would urge all who can, to attend this moving ceremony.  There will be a lunch served afterwards.  The ceremony will start at 2:00 PM.

Friday, December 15 will bring our annual Christmas Holiday Party.  It will be highlighted by Christmas Carols and the famous singing of 12 days of Christmas by our officers.  It is something you won’t want to miss.

Loads of fun on Saturday, December 16th with our annual gift wrapping for veterans and homeless. Last year we wrapped 900 gifts in an hour and 15 minutes.  It all depends on the number of people wrapping. Bring your kids, grand kids and friends.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Fun begins at 9:00 AM. Set up at 8:00 AM.

The Veterans wrap will be followed at noon on the 16th by our Children’s Christmas Party. Santa, gifts and hot dogs make the day.  Please register your children or grandchildren at the bar in the Lodge.  Ages 10 or younger.

Don’t forget that our fabulous new Seafood Dinner will be held again on December 9th and also our famous PER Steak Fry will be on the 6th.  Walleye is optional and all for $12.

We will initiate five new members on December 13th.  If you haven’t been to a meeting in a while it might be a good time to come again.  Our Ritual Competition Team will conduct the ceremony.

January 2017 will see us back to “kind of” normal.  We will have the PER Steak Fry and Fantastic Seafood Dinner.  Also our Extra Special Spaghetti Dinner occurs this month.  The sauce is out-standing!

We will be hosting the District Ritual Contest on January 14 at our Lodge and the VFW Hall.  That evening we will host Current and Past State Presidents at a dinner with entertainment by Sinjon Smith Band .  The charge for the night is $30 for a fantastic meal and good times for all .

Lots of exciting stuff going on at the Lodge. Please come and join us.

Fraternally,

Douglas Hincker, ER