Elks plan installalation, events

T he Whitehall Lodge of Elks Lodge No. 1491 will install its new officers and honor the Elk of the year and Citizen of the year beginning at 5 p.m., Saturday, March 26.

Kyle Gordon of Granville will be stepping down as Exalted Ruler, and Martin Rocque will be stepping up.

Awards to be presented include Elk of the year and citizen of the year.

Julie Eagan will be installed as Esteemed Leading Knight, Robert Juckett  as Esteemed Loyal Knight, Hillary Ward as Esteemed Lecturing Knight, Tammy Stevens  as the Lodge Esquire, and Thomas Abbott as the Lodge Chaplain.

Gordon will be moving to a Trustee position. John Pinkowski will remain as Tyler and Arnold Frasier as Inner Guard.

Later in the evening the lodge will be open to the public for a “Winter Blues” event from 8 p.m. to midnight.. Admission is $10. Those who are not wearing blue pay an additional $2. The event benefits local charities.

Other events planned for the month include the  annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner with corned beef and cabbage dinner with carrots, potatoes, poor man’s gravy and Irish soda bread. The dinner will be March 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. and will cost $8.

On March 27, the Elks will hold their Elks Sunday Morning Breakfast from 7:30-11:00 a.m. The cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children under 10, children under 5 eat free.

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