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V E T E R A N S


Elks National Veterans Service Commission


Lake Havasu City, AZ, Lodge donated $13,800 worth of clothing, lap blan- kets, phone cards, handheld video games, and toiletries to the Prescott VA medical facility.


Show Low, AZ, Lodge members visited the Prescott VA medical facility and treated more than 50 veterans to bingo games (with enough prizes so that everyone won something), cookies, goody bags, books, and a performance by the Starliner Dancers, a dance troupe. Lodge members also gave handmade lap robes, blankets, hats, and scarves to the veterans who held winning raffle tickets.


Fayetteville-Springdale, AR, Lodge members distributed food boxes to the families of 86 veterans being treated at the Fayetteville VA medical facility.


Highland, AR, Lodge hosted a Lun- cheon for six veterans and their care givers from area nursing homes and treated them to a meal and musical entertainment by the Highland High School band.


In other news, lodge members


visited 36 veterans in local nursing homes and presented each of them with a Christmas gift. The total value of the gifts was more than $850.


Alhambra-San Gabriel, CA, Lodge held a Holiday Boutique fund-raiser and raised more than $2,000, which was put toward the lodge’s support of


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Palo Alto, CA, Lodge members, accompanied by Santa Claus, visited the Palo Alto VA medical facility and gave Christmas bags, each of which contained toiletries, candy, and canteen coupon books, to 90 veterans. Lodge members also sang Christmas carols and gave each veteran a box of chocolates. Pictured with US Marine Corps LCpl Daniel Hall are (from left) volunteer Lee Barbanan, Santa (PER Rod Norville), and Veterans Service Committee member Andrea Johnson.


the Los Angeles Fisher House, a facility that provides temporary housing to family members of veterans being treated at the Los Angeles VA medical facility. A portion of the funds was also used to treat the residents of the house to a Christmas Luncheon and to purchase three beds, two cribs, a toaster oven, and other household goods for the house.


In other news, the lodge held a


Veterans Appreciation Night fund- raiser, which featured a USO-style variety show, and raised $1,300 for lodge veterans programs.


In more news, the lodge donated 200 hygiene kits and more than $200 worth of warm clothes to the Los Angeles VA medical facility.


Carmichael, CA, Lodge held its annual fund-raising Veterans Military


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