The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Aug. 8, 2022

Elks hold spaghetti dinner for veterans

VW independent/submitted information

Van Wert Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, held a free spaghetti dinner for all Van Wert County veterans on January 28.

A nice group of veterans enjoyed a free dinner and the chance to catch up with their fellow veterans on that evening.

Shown (from the left) are Keith Collins, Marine Corps veteran and Elks Lodge Veteran Committee chairman; Carl Beck, U.S. Army veteran and lodge member who donated the lamp; and Raymond Haas, U.S. Navy veteran and lodge member who won the lamp.Elks photo

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has a motto: “As long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them”. Van Wert Lodge is proud to be able to sponsor this free event for veterans as a way of saying “thank you” for their service to the country.

Prior to and during the event, the lodge raffled off an Ohio State University lamp. The lamp was made and donated by local veteran and lodge member Carl Beck. Proceeds of the raffle will be donated to Disabled American Veterans Chapter 54 of Van Wert.

POSTED: 02/06/19 at 8:16 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles