Elks Lodge 380 served a complimentary spaghetti dinner to area veterans on Veterans Day.
Over 100 veterans and their guests enjoyed the meal, which the Elks traditionally serve as part of their mission, "So long as there are Veterans, the Elks will never forget them," a news release said.
The Elks also host veterans at boat rides on Lake Hamilton, followed by lunch at the lodge, during summer months; have an "Adopt-a-Vet" program; deliver donated goods to the St. Francis House for veterans; assist veterans to make contacts as needed to obtain services; and visit veterans at local nursing facilities and retirement centers.
Trice Ellis, U.S. Army, retired, and Elk member. (Submitted photo)
From left arer Ronald Trull, known professionally as "Scotty Mack" on KVRE radio, U.S. Army, retired, and Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient from Vietnam tour, and Bobby Ward U.S. Army, retired, and recipient of Vietnam and National Defense Service medals. In the background are Linda Washington, Pat Lynch, U.S. Army, retired, and Roy Frazier, PER, both members of Elks. (Submitted photo)
From left are Elks volunteers Jo West Taylor, Jackie Holloway, Lodge Leading Knight, and Barbara DuCharme. (Submitted photo)
Volunteer cooks Jimmy Elam, left, and Pat Lynch, U.S. Army, retired, and Lodge Lecturing Knight. (Submitted photo)