On Feb. 9, Lakeland Elks Lodge #1291 hosted member Sandy Fuschetti's 15th annual birthday party/SPCA benefit. Members donated an array of appetizers to feed the human guests. SPCA volunteers were in attendance with a dog from the shelter who was up for adoption. A silent auction was held with every item donated by lodge members. After dinner, the Focus Group Band supplied music for everyone's dancing and listening enjoyment. Through the Elks’ generosity, the following was raised to help support the animals at the Lakeland SPCA shelter: $3,528.22; 958 lbs. of dog food; 320 lbs. of cat food; and loads of blankets, toys, kitty litter and peanut butter.
Pictured at Lakeland Lodge’s benefit for SPCA Feb. 9 is Connie Stetson.