In December, Clewiston Lodge partnered with the local United Cerebral Palsy chapter (UCP) to plan and deliver an unforgettable Christmas experience for local Cerebral Palsy clients. The local UCP worked with their clients to help them write their Christmas wish lists to Santa. The Clewiston Elks gathered all the wish lists, hung them on a decorative Angel Tree, and asked their members to select a list and be a special Santa for the client they selected. Within a week, all the cards from the tree were selected and within another few weeks, all the Santas returned with gifts for their special clients. On Dec. 20, the Elks invited all the UCP clients to visit with Santa, enjoy a nice meal, and collect their gifts, stockings, and other treats. Linda Allen, Leading Knight, and Roxanne Engel from UCP planned this special evening.
Clewiston member Linda Allen and UCP client Cindy Park visit with Santa Claus, aka member Mike O’Rourke, during the Christmas party for UCP clients.