Elks lunch says ‘thank you’

The Elk's Club of Elkhorn has a history of helping people and causes in the village and surrounding area for over fifty years. Their most recent event was to recognize all the front-line workers during these difficult Covid pandemic times.

The drive-by free lunch was delivered right to cars as people drove by the pick-up location at the Elk's Hall.

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It got off to a slow start at 11:30 a.m. but soon a long line formed - trucks, cars and even people on foot came out for the drive-by lunch.

In a few cases, it was a two-way street with people also giving donations to the club for its efforts. Visitors, from Moosomin to Virden, were greeted by Charlie, the Club’s larger than life local mascot. 

The group also made a special lunch delivery to the staff at the local Co-op stores and to staff at the seniors’ manor.

When the event was over, over 150 lunches were given out.

For the Elks, Kevin Tutthill said, "It was nice to see so many friends, many we haven't seen in a long time. As a lodge we just wanted to thank our community for all that everyone has done since the beginning of the pandemic. We had a great response from our community, as we always do no matter what harebrained idea we try to tackle. Our community supports us so much and we just wanted to say ‘Thank You!’"

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