Giving back...
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The Moab Elks Lodge has been a part of Moab since 1957 and has been quietly giving back to the community all these years. The lodge has helped many individuals and families due to the local members of this great organization. This year, our lodge’s Christmas basket program was a huge success. We were able to feed 75 families, providing 261 adults and 269 children with a Christmas meal. We were also able to give Christmas gifts to all the kids.

But as with any other fraternal organization, our membership has dwindled over the past few years. Because of that, we have relied heavily on donations from local businesses and individuals to continue to give back to the community. Without their support, we could not have accomplished our Christmas program this year.

With that being said, our Moab lodge would like to publicly say “thank you” to the individuals and organizations that made this year successful. Also, a “thank you” goes out to the public who supported our golf tournaments and annual Hunters Ball and other lodge events.

On a personal note, thank you to all the lodge members who went above and beyond and worked so hard to make the events happen.

Our lodge looks forward to the upcoming year and more events to raise funds to give back to the community. We hope to see you at one of our events.

—Scott Mallon,

Moab Elks Lodge

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