Eagle River, AK 2682

Eagle River, AK Lodge News

ANNUAL VA DOMICILIARY CHRISTMAS DINNER

VA Domiciliary Christmas Dinner

On Saturday, December 16 our Lodge provided Christmas Dinner and gift leather kits provided by the Elks National Veterans Service Commission - they were for moccasins, wallets and dream catchers.  We prepared four turkeys, two hams, a lot of mashed potato, green bean casserole, cole slaw, stuffing, rolls, gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pies and whipped cream, delivered and served it at the Dom, and took to-go containers to the VA trasitionary housing units...about 40 vets total.  

The Domiciliary serves Vets who have reached the bottom due to drugs, alcohol, PTSD or any of the other various tragedies that can impact our lives and spend 6-10 months there getting their lives back on track.  They were sooo happy to see us and devoured the food as if they hadn’t eaten in weeks.  A huge Thanks to all who helped at the Lodge and went to Anchorage to serve the food. 

Upper right Elk Carolyn with a resident at the Dom; lower left some residents dining; lower right, from R to L PER Raven, PER Don, Elk JJ Anderson, Candy Palmer and PER Gary