Clewiston Lodge hosted their annual community and Elks awards ceremony; this year’s Citizen of the Year was awarded to member Marty Espinoza who has been actively involved with various youth groups for over 30 years. His first project was building a reputable wrestling program in the community. Along the way he has helped mentor youth in baseball and basketball, and this year he helped run the local Hoop Shoot. His latest passion is soccer; he helps prepare the children for the local, district, state and tri-state regional shoots. Clewiston has more than a dozen state champions, and when the kids make these trips, he is usually traveling with them, often at his own expense, making the kids feel more secure and confident.
Clewiston Lodge member Marty Espinoza receives the Citizen of the Year award from Linda Allen, Exalted Ruler.