Elks to assist Kerbes Pond

The Elks’ December meeting and Christmas supper was held on Tuesday, Dec. 14. Invited were the ladies of the Royal Purple.

At the meeting, the following Brother Elks were pinned for years of service; Lorne Parkin, 10 years; Allan Berresford, 15 years; Dale Kobi and Larry Meyer, 35 years; Allan and Doug Webster and Ernie Petrussa, 45 years; Skip Hampton, 50 years and Lloyd Duncan, 55 years.

A lot of years of service have been given by these individuals to carry on the fine Elks of Canada traditions. Brother Allan Webster provided some insight on how the Elks performed when he joined in 1964, including how the “old timers” indoctrinated the new guys. His heartfelt speech on what the Elks has meant to him was very well received. A huge thank you to all those who have given so much.

Reports were presented on the annual turkey Bingos, with 120 attending in Rumsey and 91 in Big Valley. This has proven to be one of the better years for attendance and the Elks thank everyone for all the support. 22 turkeys and five hams were won by Big Valley and area residents.

The Elks will be assisting the Friends of Kerbes Pond with a monetary donation to defray the power costs for the aeration system in the pond. Stocking programs have been very successful and it has proven to be a fine spot to spend a few hours fishing. Please take note that rules are in effect and the pond is monitored. There is a bait ban and a size on “keepers”. Please read all the regulations, as the fines are high. The Fenn and area people have put in a lot of hours on this project and are to be commended for their efforts. A special thanks to all of them.

The club draw was won by Ron Dodd and the Club 200 results were: Tim Primrose, Allan Webster, Ross Temple and Mike Wass (100).

Crib at the drop-in centre attracted 10 players on Sunday, Dec. 19. Ron Milton came in 1st, Lynne Palmer was 2nd and Jim Paul 3rd. This week’s booby went to Keith Campbell. The drop-in crib group has enjoyed a very successful season, and would like to thank all the players for their participation.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year. New players are always welcome. Drop-in centre crib will resume on Sunday, Jan. 2 at 1:30 p.m.

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