Port St. Lucie Elks Hold Labor Day Picnic and Membership Drive
- Written by Port St. Lucie Elks
The Labor Day picnic and membership drive at Port St. Lucie Elks Lodge #2658 was a great success; they received 27 membership applications. Many volunteers helped to make this such a wonderful and successful day, including Lynn Tripoli and Ed Rahrig who provided the fantastic food. There was a chili cookoff with 10 entries and a $50 gift card for the winner, Jeff Chambers. There was a bounce house and games for the kids. The kids and the adults loved the snow cones, cotton candy and popcorn. The Boy Scouts helped out. There was a Chinese auction with 48 baskets including wine baskets, gift certificates for music lessons, a jewelry basket, a hand bag, a beer basket, car care baskets, kids baskets, Italian baskets and much more. Terry Rahrig had a citizen application quiz for both kids and adults and only one person got 100%. Members donated sweets for a cake sale and its proceeds will benefit the lodge’s charities such as Grace Pack and veterans. Members and guests enjoyed the music by DJ Ralph. The lodge was filled with much camaraderie and patriotic spirit.