Havre Elks Make things are a little but merrier this holiday season


December 26, 2018

Havre, MT December 20, 2018: Havre Elks Lodge #1201 wrapped up their 2018 Blanket Drive and inaugural Veteran’s Giving Tree with a distribution on Wednesday December 19th, 2018 at the lodge.

Lodge Secretary and event chairperson Brandy Kurtz stated: “This year with the Blanket Drive we were able to assist twenty-five individuals in making sure they will stay warm during the winter season. We also were able to assist our furry four-legged friends with donations of many blankets to the Havre Animal Shelter, RezQ Dogs, and Paws in Chinook.

Kurtz continued: “Our inaugural Veteran’s Giving Tree helped eight veterans in our area with gifts to make their holiday season full of joy and good tidings.” Thanks to our membership, and other great organization like Beta Sigma Phi, and the Bullhook Bottoms Black Powder Club we were able to ensure the Veterans received everything on their Christmas wish list.”

Lodge Exalted Ruler Kyle Leeds says “As Elks one of our main focuses is helping the communities our lodge serves. Last year lodge members saw the need for blankets to be distributed at no cost to individuals and pets. We were glad to continue and expand this program for a second year.” Leeds went on to say, “The Veteran’s giving tree came from our lodge’s outstanding Veteran’s committee and we look forward to being able to help even more Veteran’s have a Merry Christmas with their loved one’s next year.”

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is the premiere charitable and patriotic organization in America. Locally, Havre Lodge #1201 has 218 members and was recently named the best fraternal organization in Havre. You can find out more about the Elks as an organization by visiting http://www.elks.org and you can learn more about our local lodge by contacting Exalted Ruler Kyle Leeds at 945-2524 or lodge secretary Brandy Kurtz at 390-0091.


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