Elks gearing up for busy summer

Elks' Pancake Breakfast will start up again the first Saturday in May

Editor, The Times:

Hello to the citizens of Clearwater. How are you? Hope your winter went well, health and weather wise, but I bet your sweet tooth is starting to twitch a little.

It’s been a while since the Elks’ Pancake Breakfast, hasn’t it? Well, we will start up again the first Saturday in May. It will be so wonderful to see everyone again. Indoor Market also will start on the first Saturday of May, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Our big news is that we have two new members and they have a new little girl. Now, isn’t that exciting? They are young and can bend over and move fast, something that is kind of lagging in our group, and I am so looking forward to help spoil that little girl.

Congratulations, Keith and Rae.

Over the winter we replaced our hall countertops – kind of spiffed up the old hall so it looks like someone loves it again.

We continue to look and ask for new members. So, if you have time on your hands and looking for something to do, call me, Phyllis Bucknell at 250-674-3535 or come to our Elks’ Breakfast on the first Saturday in May or every Saturday after that until the first weekend in October and I am sure we can find something for you to do.

We are very proud that we have our own Best Xmas Ever Fund. This is where we pick a needy family and they receive a substantial gift for Xmas. It is a very fulfilling moment when we help these people and see the looks on their faces when they open their card.

The Challengers have their soup kitchen in the Elks Hall every Friday except for July and August. Mighty fine soup and buns I might add. The Challengers also make soup and buns for our senior sessions, helping to make the sessions a huge success.

Our next senior sessions will be on April 14 and May 12 at the Elks Hall. These sessions are very helpful to elderly people, teaching us things we didn’t know and about help that is out there for those who need it. Also there is the joy of chit-chatting with old friends, exchanging stories and making new friends.

I close now and hope that all is well in your household. See you at the Elks’ Breakfast. Don’t forget, if you’re bored, join the Elks and crush your boredom.

Phyllis Bucknell

Clearwater Elks