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On June 15, Jupiter Elks Lodge #2469 hosted its annual Flag Day celebration at the lodge in collaboration with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and Fire Department, local scouts, and the 16th Armored Division Reenactment Group. Attendees viewed fire trucks, military vehicles, a K9 demonstration, the 16th Armored Division display, a medical/Army Nurse Corps display, and a 12th Airforce in Tunisia display. In addition to the barbecue, which was free to everyone in uniform, there were raffles, games, prizes, a cake auction, and family fun.


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Clewiston Lodge had an Elks booth set up at the Hendry County Fair Feb. 7 - 11. This year's theme was “We are growing a good thing.” The lodge provided information about Elks programs.

Pictured with the booth is Elroy the Elk.


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On Feb. 26, Clewiston Elks Lodge #1853 provided more than 90 backpacks with school supplies to the Joseph Project 863 Inc., whose volunteer mentoring program provides assistance to low-income workers, under-unemployed individuals and newly graduating high school students. Pictured is lodge member Anna Alvarez and Jackie McGriff Young from the Joseph Project 863.


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Clewiston Elks hosted a silent auction March 29 to benefit the Clewiston Friends of Animals, a nonprofit organization aiming to help the overpopulation of strays in the community and to help reduce the homeless animal population in Clewiston.

Pictured is an auction item.


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Jupiter Lodge hosted breakfast with the Easter Bunny for local children March 30. The children had one-on-one time and photos with the Easter Bunny, along with Easter crafts.

Pictured are the event volunteers.