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For more than 60 years, Sanford Elks Lodge #1241 has sponsored two Little League teams in Sanford, Florida. This year, the lodge is sponsoring the T-ball Cardinals and the Rookie Red Sox teams. The sponsorship includes funds to cover the cost of uniforms, equipment and fees for the kids to play ball. On Feb. 16, Jeff Rumler, PDD, Lodge Secretary (red shirt) and Bo Lindstrom, PER, Exalted Ruler (orange shirt), attended the City of Sanford’s Little League Opening Day 2022. They are pictured with the players and coaches.


1241 Parade of Lights 1

On Dec. 11, Sanford Elks Lodge participated in the City of Sanford’s Parade of Lights for the ninth year. This year’s float had a guest appearance by Elroy the Elk and it showcased Florida Elks Charities. Following the float was Florida Elks Children’s Therapy Services therapist Beth Thiers, OTR/L. Santa’s many Elks worked hard and passed out candy to the more than 10,000 spectators.

Pictured on the float are Elroy the Elk, lodge members and children.


1241 Kids Christmas Party 1  Kids Christmas Party 3

Sanford Elks Lodge #1241 hosted more than 60 children and 40 adults at their first children’s Christmas party Dec. 4. Everyone enjoyed a fun-filled day of crafts, cookie decorating, face painting, a hot chocolate station, pizza, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Santa provided goody bags, and photos with Santa and of the day’s activities were provided to the families at no cost.

Pictured are lodge members and their children with Santa and Mrs. Claus and a family taking a photo with Santa.


1241 Fang Tastic Fest

At the City of Sanford’s Fang-Tastic Fest event Oct. 31, Sanford Elks Lodge members and future members distributed candy and information about the state major projects and the local Hoop Shoot competition to more than 2,000 children and their families.

Pictured are Zoey Rumler and Dylan Lindstrom, minor lodge cardholders; Jeff Rumler, PDD; Bill Klinefelter, Inner Guard; Libby Jett, member; Cristin Rumler, (lodge grant coordinator; Lisa Lindstrom, Leading Knight; and Bo Lindstrom, Exalted Ruler.


1241 Tools 4 Seminole Schools

Using its Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grant, Sanford Elks Lodge #1241 donated $2,500 to Tools 4 Seminole Schools, which will help buy supplies for The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools’ free store for Seminole County teachers. The store provides teachers and schools with free school supplies to distribute to students and helps alleviate the burden from teachers and parents with low incomes.

Pictured Oct. 20 at the check presentation are Becky Miller, store supervisor of Tools 4 Seminole Schools; Cristin Rumler, lodge grant coordinator; Bo Lindstrom, Exalted Ruler; Lisa Lindstrom, Leading Knight; A. Bart Peterson, District Vice President; and Zoey Rumler, minor member of the lodge.