Elk’s Caring, Elk’s Sharing and Elk’s Having Fun!
Army of Hope Picnic Thanks to everyone who helped with this year’s Florida Northwest District Army of Hope picnic. Our lodge had a good turnout for volunteer workers and overall attendance – 14 Lodge #2787 Elks if I counted correctly. Despite threatening storms early on, good weather prevailed and a fun time was had by all. Event proceeds for the Elks Army of Hope Fund, which supports our Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, totaled $3,705.39. I appreciate your commitment to serving our nation’s veterans and look forward to working future Veterans Services Committee projects. Kris Kane Veterans Services Committee Chairperson Tom Stevens, Exalted Ruler of Holley-Navarre Elks Lodge #2787, presents a check for the Panhandle Butterfly House (PBH) to PBH Treasurer Peggy Gray. "The Elks mission is to be involved with and support our local community. As an education and entertainment venue for the youth of our area, tourists, and local adults, its award winning ‘Kiderpillar’ classes, beautiful butterfly gardens, and vivarium with living examples of local butterflies, the butterfly house is in total harmony with that mission. We are proud to support such an outstanding local attraction!" Tom explained. Peggy commented "The PBH is an all volunteer 501(c)3 charitable organization. It is through the support of folks in our community like the Holley-Navarre Elks Lodge and our visitors that we can offer our various programs and sustain our gardens and butterfly vivarium." The House is open from mid April through the Saturday before Labor Day each year and then again in October for Monarch Madness in celebration of the Monarch butterfly’s long annual journey. "This year we are pleased to have the Holley-Navarre Elks Lodge join us at Monarch Madness with a food concession selling cold drinks, water, hotdogs, hamburgers, trimmings and snacks in support of their other local area charities.” Peggy stated. Monarch Madness will be open to the public on October 4th & 5th from 10 AM to 3PM on the butterfly house grounds and in their parking lot at Navarre Park at the foot of the Navarre Beach Bridge. The Panhandle Butterfly House is a venue of Santa Rosa County's Beaches to Woodlands Tour. Everyone is invited to attend. Admission to Monarch Madness is always free but donations in support of the PBH are encouraged and greatly appreciated. For information on all the exciting activities at Monarch Madness visit www.panhandlebutterflyhouse.org and for information on Holley-Navarre Lodge #2787 and their charitable activities visit www.elks.org.
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