The BPOE and the Illinois Elks have a new Lodge! On Nov. 1, I traveled, along with our State Sponsor, State Officers, and many others throughout the state, to Vienna to witness the institution of a new Lodge, the initiation of its charter members, and the installation of the first Officers. We can now proudly […]
Pana Lodge on Parade A crew of 22 Pana Lodge Elks carry the American flag during a Labor Day parade in September, in which 20,000 people were in attendance. Pana Soccer Shoot The Pana Lodge 1261 Soccer Shoot attracted 26 contestants, 12 girls and 14 boys. There were 60 parents and spectators on […]
Grilling for DCFS Marion Elks in August grilled 1,200 hotdogs for children and guests attending the annual Illinois Department of Children and Family Services picnic in DuQuoin. From left are: Jerry Murphy; Mikey Thomas; Joe Campbell; Penny Bagby; the Williams family, (ER) Kevin, Heather, Bailey and Jake; and Wayne Corzine. Packing for the drive to […]
Members of Marion Lodge 800 put an Elks National Foundation Beacon Grant to good use by funding a Back to School Party for district school children. Kids enjoyed food, various games and all received prizes. The party team, from left, was made up of Becky Bourland, Michelle Hamilton, Barb Bourland, Rose Davidson, Jackie Welch, and […]
Elvis was spotted at Oak Lawn Lodge 2254 helping raise funds for the ENF in October. Members enjoyed an evening with Elvis and raised $1,079 in the process.
Streator Lodge 591 donated $1,500 to the Blessings in a Back Pack program to kick off the 2016-17 school year. Front from left are: lodge Exalted Ruler Bob Luscombe, Chairman of Trustees Bob Oberholtzer and Blessings in a Back Pack coordinators Lara Armstrong and Tonya Carter. In back is volunteer Herb Holtz. Blessings in a […]
Members of Mt. Vernon Elks Lodge 819, along with Members of the Mt. Vernon Elks Lodge 819 Antlers and Jefferson County Girls Scouts, present the flag at a Patriot Day ceremony on September 11 at the Cedarhurst Craft Fair in Mt. Vernon.
The annual Kewanee Hog Days Parade was a family affair for Jim and Karen Ream of Kewanee Lodge 724, along with granddaughter Katelyn Jagers (dressed as the IEA Drug Awareness mascot Elroy) on Labor Day weekend in August. Jim drove the truck, and Karen handed out pamphlets and supplies to kids and parents from the […]
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The arraignments for Roger Benson are as follows. For those on the telephone tree please forward to your assigned people. Thursday, February 16th Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home Bourbonnais, IL 4:00 – 8:00 pm Visitation 7:00 pm Elks Memorial Service Friday, February 17th Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home Bourbonnais, IL 10:00 am Funeral services Entombment following the services […]