Handicapped Children Committee
May and June are always very busy months for this committee. On May 1st our lodge along with the rest of the East Central District held its Annual Friendship Day at TurtleBack Zoo. The weather was terrific with sunshine all day. We helped serve over 1700 children lunch and all had a good time at the Zoo with the clowns and animals. Our lodge was responsible for serving donuts and coffee to all that helped that day. Approximately 50 volunteers were there. Thanks to all the members from our lodge who helped that day.
The annual ECD Fishing Derby was held at Echo Lake Park on Saturday May 13th. About 150 handicapped children and sponsors attended. Prizes were given out to the children that caught fish. Lunch was served to all; our lodge was responsible for the condiments for the hot dogs. About eight members of our lodge were present to help. Many thanks to all who gave off their Saturday to help make this affair a success.
Also on the evening of May 13th the ECD Handicapped Children Committee held its Annual Charity Ball fundraiser at Union Elks Lodge. It was a very good turnout and all enjoyed the dinner and dancing. Our lodge was fortunate to win 3rd prize in the 50/50 raffle that was drawn that night. The $120.00 won by our lodge was donated back to the committee. Kathy Hoyar, our Poster Child attended and our lodge gave her a gift of $200.00, also the Ladies Auxiliary of Mountainside Lodge presented her with a gift certificate to Toys R Us for $100.00.