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District Reporter: James Wright

Annual Event for Foster Children Held at Crestview Lodge

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On June 9, Crestview Lodge held its annual Foster Children's Day which was attended by dozens of children and their families. The event was run by 24 volunteers who helped make it a fun day for all with a waterslide, bounce house, Captain Davy the Pirate, face-painting and food for all.

 

Crestview Elks Lodge Holds Exceptional Children's Day

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On May 12, Crestview Elks Lodge #2624 held its fifth annual Exceptional Children’s Day for children with special needs and their family as well as the public to celebrate children overcoming adversity. They used a $2,000 Beacon Grant along with $500 in donations. Nineteen volunteer Elks hosted 125 visitors. The Captain Davy Show and Reid Soria of Autism Sings performed for the guests. Children enjoyed a waterslide, bounce house, Lego table and face-painting. Food, drinks and snacks were provided as well.

 

Louisiana State Legislature Increases New Orleans Hotel Occupancy Tax

The Legislature of the State of Louisiana has acted to increase the New Orleans Hotel Occupancy Tax from 13% to 14.75% effective April 1, 2014. This will affect our convention room rates and they will go from $128.56 to $130.52 per night.

Convention Attendees With ADA Transportation Needs Urged To Contact Grand Lodge

In order for the Grand Lodge to support the transportation needs of attendees with disabilities you are urged to contact the Grand Lodge if you require special assistance. Special coaches capable of kneeling to accommodate wheel chairs will be placed along the routes for those in need. If you require assistance please contact Tina or Jessica at the Grand Lodge as follows:

TinaH@elks.org

JessicaR@elks.org

 

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