On Jan. 30, performance group Re-Creation USA put on a show at Zephyrhills Lodge to raise money for their touring expenses. Barbara Conklin, Leading Knight, provided a pre-show meal for the group. The young performers give up their time to go on the road and perform at fraternal organizations to raise money for their expenses to perform for veterans in VA hospitals at no cost to them. The veterans are so happy to be entertained and Elks love the shows. Ticket costs raised $1,000 for Re-Creation. The pandemic has been a real challenge for them since they could not visit the VA hospitals. Therefore, they performed virtually through Zoom and raised funds online.
Pictured are Bailley Caldwell, performer; Dave Kelsey, lodge member and veteran; and Hailey Fafel, performer.