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On Oct. 31, Sebastian Lodge members hosted a trunk or treat event to end Red Ribbon Week for the students of Fellsmere Elementary School. Drug Awareness bags were used at 11 vehicles supervised by 17 members. Drug Awareness coloring books and bookmarks and red ribbons were among the treats given, as well as candy, bouncy balls, pencils, erasers, toothbrushes and bubbles. Members paid the cost of all items besides the Drug Awareness items, which totaled more than $600. The pirate ship was donated to the school following the event. 

Pictured in front is Chuck Marchetti, PER. In the middle are Norm Malbouef, trustee; Cherrie McDonough; Fred Mays; Murphy Reyes; Bernice Mays; Keri Malbouef; Susan Hinck; Bonnie Baker; Audrey Huddy; and Lida Heydinger, PER. In the back are John McDonough; Cindy Vance; Pauline Talbott, Drug Awareness Lodge Chair; and Louie Reyes, Loyal Knight. 


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On Sept. 29, Fort Pierce Elks Lodge #1520 donated $2,000 to CA Moore School to send fifth grade student council members on a bus trip to the Science Fair in Orlando, Florida. The lodge supports the school upon requests, as they are the poorest school in the area.

Pictured are teachers Vanessa Turner, Decreeta Green-Moore and Tammy Leggett; Bob Citto, Leading Knight; and students Demari Lampkin, Hollice Fortune, Milley Sanders, Toriell Roberts and Deybi Torress. 


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Port St. Lucie Lodge held its District Vice President’s visit Nov. 4. The lodge put on an Elvis show and dinner membership drive event while hosting DVP Wendy Carns, some state dignitaries and several representatives from other district lodges. The membership drive added six new members as well as two transfer members.

Pictured are Wendy Carns and Elvis dancing.


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Port St. Lucie Elks Lodge #2658 participated in the 41st annual Boys & Girls Club chili cook-off, held Oct. 21 at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Members used the opportunity to spread Elkdom, answering questions about the Elks organization Florida Elks Children’s Therapy Services.The lodge won first place in the cook-off. They also donated $6,000 to the Boys & Girls Club. 

Pictured are members Joanne Landers, Susie “Q” Kurovics and Vivian Colman, as well as event organizer, Marge Spera, with Elroy the Elk (Arty Landers).


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On Oct. 21, members from Sebastian Lodge and their families participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Riverside Park in Vero Beach, Florida. The lodge also donated $1,000 to the American Cancer Society.

Pictured are Dan and Pauline Talbott and their grandchildren, Forrest and Heidi Rutigliano; Louie Reyes, Loyal Knight; and Murphy Reyes.