DeLand Lodge Moving after 95 Years
Written by DeLand Elks
It’s been 95 years since DeLand Elks Lodge opened their doors for the first time, but just as amazing is the lodge has been in the same location at 150 S. Clara Ave. in DeLand, Fla. The lodge has been serving the community, visiting and helping veterans every month at Emory Bennett Veterans Nursing Home in Daytona Beach, putting on events for children such as summer splash days, sharing food with the neighborhood center, volunteering, and sponsoring children to summer camp.
As of September, DeLand Lodge relocated to 614 S. Alabama Ave.a one-story building just a few blocks from its current location. The 95-year-old building was getting tired and the City of DeLand has offered to purchase the property.
The officers and the moving committee have been taking much of the historic memorabilia of the old lodge to the new location.
In celebration of their 95 years, the lodge held an Italian Night Saturday, July 28, with many members, family and friends from DeLand and other lodges and dignitaries attending.
Pictured at the front table are Tom Brand, PDD from Palm Coast and current District Deputy of the East Central District, Angelo Cretella.
Placing the lodge sign on the new building