Fort Walton Elks Lodge #1795 celebrated its dock restoration and reopening after its damage from 2020’s Hurricane Sally with a community ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 13. The lodge welcomed the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and the Elks family. This event kicked off a very successful weekend which opened the lodge doors to the community to show them what Elks are all about. Throughout the weekend there was entertainment, food and fun for all. Current members, new members, transfer members and future members were in attendance all three days. Lodge Exalted Ruler, Taz WrightReynolds, PER, commented, “I am so excited about our leadership team coming together with the community and making this event a huge success. The festivities lasted until weekend end with the famous Dusty’s shrimp country low boil. The dock is up and ready for Elks to visit by boat. The lodge is located on the wonderful and beautiful Okaloosa Island right on Choctawhatchee Bay.” Pictured at the opening are the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and lodge officers and members.