On Sunday, July 22, 2018 our Lodge prepared a picnic for the Veterans, staff and family members of the Wilkes-Barre V/A hospital.  Organized by Jerry Richardson our Leading Knight we were able to serve over 125.  We would like to thank everyone who donated or prepared food and those who assisted Jerry in making this annual event a great success. Pictured are from left Jerome Henderson, Janell Henderson, Owen Applewhite, Pat Bush, Ken Stevens, Olivia Applewhite, Dave Merklin, Butch Small, Teasia Autry, Ralph Bush, Cal Bostick, Harry Lewis, Jasmin Perez, Lynn Burgoon, Mark Hutson, Barbara Warner, Steve Clemmons, Bill Burgoon, Claire Reish, Doris Merklin, Terry Sherrill, Leon Warner, Ken Werkheiser and Jerry Richardson. 

Here are some photos from our event

  Terry Sherrill and Ken Stevens visit with veteran John Klimchak at the annual picnic held at the Wilkes-Barre V/A hospital and hosted by our Lodge.
  Bill Burgoon assists veteran Greybear Davalos a WWII veteran who served with the 9th campaign and earned a Bronze & Silver Star.   

Erwin Flynn chats with veteran Henry Banaszek and his daughter Brenda during the picnic at the V/A hospital.  Henry earned the Bronze Star for his military service. 

A big thank you to Erwin who was our official Lodge photographer for the event.  THANK YOU ERWIN!  

  Exalted Ruler Ralph Bush assists veteran Harold Brunn at the annual picnic held at Wilkes-Barre V/A hospital




The Elks support our Men and Women of the Armed Forces!


Veterans Annual Picnic 2018