The Washington Elks Lodge No. 129 will hold its 36th-annual “Tis the Season Charity Breakfast” at the lodge on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“This is the largest charity function we have every year and we are excited to say this is the 36th year we will hold this event,” Dave Garringer, operations officer, said. “We really encourage the public to come and help raise money to contribute to these great local charities.”
This breakfast was started in 1979 by Rowland LeMaster and other Elk members as a way to raise money for local charities and families through the organization. It has been held since and raises thousands of dollars annually for local, and usually, Elks-related charities, such as national efforts of the organization.
This year, 100 percent of the funds raised will be given to local charities including; The Well at Sunnyside, the Fayette Food Pantry, as well as local Elks related charities and others will benefit from the event.
The charity breakfast will be open to the public and will feature eggs, bacon, toast, sausage, and other assorted items. The cost for the breakfast is a donation to the Elks Lodge with the proceeds going to charity.
The organization will also hold during the event many raffles as well as a few door prizes including; three Tonya Crawford paintings, Cincinnati Reds baseball tickets, Cincinnati Bengals tickets, OSU basketball tickets, Harlem Globe Trotters tickets, and many other items will be up for grabs.
“This is a huge charity event for us and the money is going back to the community,” LeMaster, trustee, said. “Come on in and join us for our 36th ‘Tis the season charity breakfast.’ All are welcome.”
The Elks Lodge is located at 277 S. Main St. in Washington Court House.
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