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On Nov. 23 using its Elks National Foundation Beacon Grant, Ormond Beach Elks Lodge #2193 provided entire Thanksgiving meals to local families in need.

Pictured are members who helped shop, gather and deliver meals — Steve and Debbie Brozyna, Bev and Carl Muscatello, Flipper McAllister, Joe Brozyna, and James Wood. Not pictured is Gerri Madden. Also pictured are some members making a delivery.


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Merritt Island Elks Lodge hosted a breakfast and a visit with Santa Dec. 17 at the lodge. The event was open to the public and each child received an ornament.

Pictured are members Marlene Skibba; Santa (Nick Skibba, PER, trustee); and Kathy Skibba, PER, Lodge Secretary. Liam is grandson.


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Merritt Island Lodge once again held the Santa’s Boot Strap program. On Dec. 10, members came together to help make the holiday season a bit brighter for 72 families. More than volunteers packed bins, boxes and bags with enough food to last each family a couple of weeks. Lodge funds are used to purchase the food.


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Palm Coast Elks Lodge #2709 held a three-day event Sept. 22-24 with a pig roast, which was open to the public, in conjunction with a membership drive. Gift baskets were also raffled off. With the meal proceeds, raffle tickets and member donations, the event raised $10,000 for the Elks National Foundation.

Pictured are Glenn Johnson, Elks National Foundation Fundraising Lodge Chair; member Mickey Wulff, who donated $1,500; and Bob Williams, Exalted Ruler.


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Bette Dealey, Port Orange Elks Lodge Lecturing Knight and Friday bingo chair, pictured on the right, raffled a gift basket for breast cancer awareness Oct. 14. On Oct. 21, she presented a check from the proceeds for $220 to Valencia Robinson, board member for the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation.