Shelton Elks Lodge 2467 announced today that its fund raiser for the Captain Joseph House on February 7, 2015 was a sellout success. The one night event netted over $1,875.
Betsy Schultz, Executive Director of the Captain Joseph House Foundation, said; “I want to thank Brenda Parks, the event chairman, the members of Elks Lodge 2467, all the other volunteers, and the donors and attendees, for making this event a success. People attended from as far away as Port Hadlock, Ocean Shores and Vancouver, Washington. We couldn’t have done this without the Shelton Elks’ help.”
The sellout event at the Shelton Elks Lodge included dinner, raffles, silent auctions, a live dance band, and an indoor carnival for the children. David Thompson, president of Elks Lodge 2467, said, “We’re pleased we were given the opportunity to host this event – the first of its kind in Southwestern Washington. This very successful event was an excellent example of how our Lodge serves the community.”
The Captain Joseph House, a 501( c )( 3 ) non-profit charitable organization, is located in Port Angeles, Washington. The House serves Gold Star families from all over the United States – families of fallen war heroes who died in combat since September 11, 2001 from all branches of the American military – often called “The Forgotten Families”. The House provides respite and educational support for the families – a renewal that helps to provide peace and stability in their lives. The House provides a unique opportunity to reflect on things past and future, and to share their experiences with other Gold Star families.
Shelton Elks Lodge is part of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE), a national fraternal order, founded “To promote and practice the four cardinal virtues of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American Patriotism and cultivate good fellowship”. Shelton Elks Lodge 2467, a family-friendly gathering place, is well known in Mason County and the surrounding area for its charitable activities.