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     The lodge Americanism committeee has the responsibility of maintaing the lodge parade flag as well as educating the area youth about Americanism & Patriotism.

 Current Co-Chairs: Keith Hertenstein & Bob Kane (click to email)

Flag The lodge has a 30'x40' Parade flag that is carried in area parades. We are always looking for volunteers to help carrying the flag.

Upcoming Tentative Flag Carries (Click on Event for information):
Americanism Essay Contest
  • The 2022-2023 Elks Americanism contest is now open to all 5-8 graders. The topic is "What is your American Dream?" and the state winner will advance to the Grand Lodge Contest.
    Lodge, District and State Winners receive cash prizes.
  • Deadline for essays to be at submitted to the lodge is: December 15th, 2022
  • New features in this year’s contest are:
        1) Four separate divisions for 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade students.
        2) Awards for Each Grade Level the Grand Lodge Competition:
            •$1,000 for 1st place
            •$500 for 2nd place
            •$250 for 3rd place
  • click here for this year's entry packet & rules