Punta Gorda Lodge sent a group of veterans including eight members of the lodge to Washington, D.C., Nov. 8-10 as part of the Parade of Heroes. The lodge raised $6,825 to help defray expenses.
Punta Gorda Lodge hosts monthly luncheons at the lodge for 12 residents of the Douglas T. Jacobson Veterans Home. They also serve meals to 25 veterans at Veterans Village, a transitional housing program for veterans in Punta Gorda who are homeless.
On Dec. 5, the Punta Gorda Lodge Past Exalted Rulers Association held their annual Christmas party. A monetary collection took place with a total of $260 collected and donated to the Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans Home’s Recreation Fund.