Monterey, CA Lodge News

District No. 1200

Elks feed Christmas meal to 177 Veterans

Veterans’ smiles were as big as the kids, when Monterey Elks Lodge #1285 honored the Veterans Transition Center of Monterey County at a Christmas dinner and gifts event at the Marina American Legion. Coastal Cuisine, the Elks’ caterer, served prime rib from a carving station to 177 formerly-homeless veterans and their families, many of them either living in the VTC transitional housing units on historic Fort Ord or “alumni” of the program, now living on their own as productive citizens. Baking skills and time were donated by 18 Elks’ volunteers. “It gave us great pleasure to serve those that served us so selflessly,” said caterer Caron De Seguirant.

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