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Havre Elks Lodge #1201 hosting an open house


February 27, 2019

Havre, MT February 24, 2019: Havre Elks Lodge is hosting an open house for all residents of Hill, Blaine, and Chouteau counties, on Friday March 1st, between 6pm and 9pm at the lodge 321 2nd street in Havre.

Lodge Exalted Ruler Kyle Leeds says: “This event is for members of the communities that our lodge serves to be introduced to the Elks organization in a relaxed, casual environment. Leeds continues “Our members Bill Patera and Clyde Thomas with Fat Billy and the Boyz BBQ will be providing pulled pork sliders and nachos at the event, and our club will be open for attendees to enjoy a beverage of their choice.”

“At this event the public will be able to meet current members of the organization and ask questions about who we are and what we do according to Leeds. He continues “We will have many different informational tables set up that night for people to meet our committee chairpersons and find out specifically what their committee does.” The informational tables will include Lodge Activities, Hoop Shot, Most Valuable Student, Drug Awareness, Grants, and more.

Leeds stated. “Some of the great charitable programs we currently offer though the lodge included our hoop shoot, soccer shoot, blanket drive, veteran’s giving tree, and dictionary project.” Leeds continues “Also we are proud to partner with other community organization on Memorial and Veteran’s Day events and the community flag retirement ceremony. Attendees at the open house will also find out more about the social benefits of Elks membership from current members of the organization.

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is celebrating 151 years as the premiere charitable and patriotic organization in America. Locally, Havre Lodge #1201 has 231 members, and was named in 2018 the best fraternal organization in Havre by college radio station KNMC and Havre Area Events Dot Com. Find out more about Havre Elks Lodge #1201 and the work they do by contacting Exalted Ruler Kyle Leeds at 406-945-2524 or lodge secretary Brandy Kurtz at 406-390-0091.


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