Why stay home when you could be at the Elks?

Saturday, April 29, will be Clearwater Elks’ first breakfast of the season.

Editor, The Times:

Wow, it is breakfast time again. Saturday, April 29, will be Clearwater Elks’ first breakfast of the season. Is it just me or does time go by faster after 65?

Hi, Clearwaterites. How are you? Are you tired of winter? I am, but someone or something left an awful mess in my yard over winter (clean-up time, bah humbug).

Now just a little update on how your sweet tooth has enabled us to help our community.

We have been able to help our Elks Camp for Kids in Salmon Arm. This is a fairly new facility where children’s organizations such as the Scouts can go and all that they need to take is food, clothing, bedding and supervision. The lodging is on the Elks.

The camps are available year round at no charge to groups. All facilities are accessible to people with handicaps. Resident caretakers are on hand for assistance. To book this wonderful excursion, phone 604-513-0155 or email bcelks@shawcable.com.

In our own community we have donated to Food Bank, Red Cross, Raft River Breakfast Program (you know how we feel about breakfasts), BC Trappers Assoc., Minor Hockey (also helped with expenses for hockey travel to Revelstoke), Clearwater Secondary scholarship, Walk for Cancer (an old and good standby), and Legion.

Also, we have our annual Best Xmas Ever Fund. This is where a family receives $1,000 worth of gift certificates for Xmas, making it their Best Xmas ever.

Elks hosts a Seniors Workshop every second Tuesday of the month, coordinated by Lynn Frizzle. These sessions give us information on what can happen to us as we get older – how to deal with these changes in our bodies and minds, how to cope and help our loved ones cope with what is happening to our bodies.

Also the help that is out there for us – banking information, lawyers, driving and driving licenses, Alzheimer, etc.

These workshops may help us with something we know nothing about. Also, to top of their day, participants are treated to homemade soup, buns and different desserts.

The best part is being able to visit with one another.

The sessions last about five hours and not a minute wasted.

So now my question to you is: How come you are still at home on the second Tuesday of the month from 10 to 3? Join us, meet old friends again and make new ones. All are welcome.

This year the Elks Hall is getting new flooring and a paint job inside. It is time for a fresh new look.

The snow is finally gone so it is hurry up and get ready for breakfast. The old crowd will be there and three or four new members to help you enjoy your breakfast. See you there.

Thank you for your support of the Elks over the years.

Phyllis Bucknell

Clearwater Elks #499


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