Mt. Vernon 819’s Veterans Chairman Keith Hertenstein (left) and IEA Veterans Chairman Bob Kane (middle) present a staff member at U.S. Rep. John Shimkus’ Office in Harrisburg with more than 600 valentines for Shimkus’ annual “Valentines for Heroes” program to collect valentines for distribution throughout the region to veterans and those currently serving in the […]
Mt. Vernon Antlers members Rebekka Delaney and Ashli Presswood put valentines in the Elks Lodge 819 Valentines for Heroes collection box. The lodge collected valentines in January for U.S. Rep. John Shimkus’ annual Valentines for Heroes program.
Mt. Vernon Lodge 819 continued to bring life to Past Exalted Ruler Mark Manis’ dream of providing “Coats for Kids” who need them. Loddge Chaplain Debbie Summers teamed with the Mt. Vernon Rotary Club in December to distribute 140 coats to seven schools, whose teachers and social workers picked the recipients. Front from left are: […]
Mt. Vernon 819 members Bob Kane, Kari Docherty and Kathy Bowling get into the holiday spirit on their Christmas visit in December with a resident and Cubs fan at the Marion VA home. Christmas goodie bags, cards and candy canes were left for each resident of the home.
Mt. Vernon Elks Lodge in November hosted a steak dinner for the veterans in honor of the Elks’ Veterans Appreciation Month. All veterans and Elk members were invited to be recognized for their service. The dinner raised funds for Mt. Vernon Elks to visit the two veterans homes in southern Illinois once a month to […]