Dunkirk Elks Lodge #922 holds appreciation dinner

Pictured from left to right: Larry Haase Sr, Phil Hanlon, Myra Thomas, Bernard Payne, Karen Payne, Sam Foti, Gerry Haase, missing is Ed Campbell.

The Dunkirk Elks Lodge #922 gathered with families and friends on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the lodge for an Appreciation Dinner. The Exalted Ruler, Myra Thomas, welcomed attendees by stating, “The officers and members would like to show our gratitude and appreciation to those who have kept the Elks #922 going for many years and are still here today.”

Ms. Thomas recalled the good times with the bad; the ups and the downs; laughter and tears. Through all of it, there was always a constant: A group of certain members who were always there, never giving up, remaining loyal, positive, and doing whatever needed to be done.

The following Elks were presented with a plaque in recognition for their dedication and the appreciation of the Dunkirk Elks Lodge #922. They are: Larry Haase,Sr., Gerry Haase, Sam Foti, Bernard Payne, Karen Payne, Phil Hanlon, and Ed Campbell. Each recipient was at a loss for words as the whole event was kept a surprise.

Dinner was enjoyed following the presentations.