117 years of fellowship finds the Elks of Noblesville #576 thriving in a third home. After enjoying several years of luxury in the second location, membership had slipped, as had the state of repair of the facility. Nationwide interest in fraternal organizations was declining as was the treasury of most clubs and lodges. In late 1994, the board of trustees and officers faced the unenviable task of closing the doors and placing the property on the real estate market. The spirits of those in the Noblesville Lodge #576 were down but not out and the officers were determined to find a new home that would enjoy the success the Elks had celebrated in the past. In November of 1995 the purchase was completed for our present location at 35 South Ninth Street. Members rallied together to remodel the interior of the building and enjoyed a grand opening before Christmas of that same year! Once the doors opened, members began to come back and enjoy the things that enticed them to join the organization in the beginning. Remodeling continued as soon as finances allowed and the second floor was opened in July of 1998. This allowed for our Lodge to have a private party facility as well as a Lodge Room separate from the Ante Room. After starting in town with less than 130 members, in 2000 we celebrated 100 years of Elkdom with over 360 members and the numbers have continued to grow and the lodge is thriving as well as it ever has. The charm and convenience of downtown Noblesville atracts members daily to stop and enjoy fellowship at the friendliest place in town. Our resurgence in membership and business has allowed us to once again raise our status in the community and county with record contributions on the state and national level. We support as many local youth programs as any charitable organization in Noblesville. Today members enjoy gathering with their old friends for cocktails and conversation. More importantly, members are continually making new acquaintances and friendships in the cozy confines of Noblesville Elks Lodge #576.