Louisiana Elks Association, Inc.
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

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Congressman Clay Higgens presents
Ret. Sgt. Bollich
the Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. Congressman Clay Higgens was the keynote speaker at the Southwest Louisiana Veteran Home in Jennings for their Annual Veterans Day Program. He recognized WWII Veteran, Sgt. Bollich (Ret.) with the Congressional Gold Medal. It is one of the two highest civilian awards in the United States. Sgt. Bollich is a survivor of the Bataan Death March and was a POW for more than 3 years. The Louisiana Elks Association is a proud sponsor of the Jennings Veterans Home and their programs.

Wm. Brice Palmer, PSP/PG Tiler
Jennings Vets Home Rep.

Veterans Day, November 11, 2017

Picture of Staff, Elks and Vet with wife at program which Elks helped sponsor. (L-R) Libby Fontenot (assistant), PSP Brice Palmer, Julie Benoit (Program Dir.), retired Col. Colin Fake & Mrs. Fake, PSP Franklin Courville & Verona.

Jennings Vets Day program brochure recognizing the Louisiana Elks as a sponsor.

State Police Drill Team opening and closing flag ceremony.

POW/MIA table being addressed at ceremony.

Marines cake cutting ceremony at program.

One wing of the 146 resident Vets and 150 guests and staff in attendance at the program.

Jennings Veterans Home Banana Split Ice Cream Party 2017

PSP Brice Palmer, Verona & PSP Franklin Courville setting up the serving table for the Vets banana split ice cream party on 11/4/17.

Veteran resident and wife enjoying the ice cream treat furnished by the Elks.

PSP Brice Palmer, Lyla, staff and CIA student volunteers socializing with Vet resident.

Everyone enjoying the ice cream party.

CIA (Christians In Action) student volunteers and parents preparing the ice cream treat for the Veterans and staff.

All the CIA volunteers who gave up their Saturday afternoon to make the Elks banana split party for the Vets a big success. The Vets really enjoyed it and so did the volunteers.

Jennings October 2017 Veterans Home Fishing Rodeo

2017 Jennings Fishing Rodeo are Vets, volunteers and guests enjoying the music and day under the Elks Pavilion built by the LEA.

Pictured below are volunteers cooking and preparing the food for all in attendance.

Pictured assisting with the Annual Jennings October Fishing Rodeo that was helped sponsored by the LEA with a $500 October activities donation are: Volunteer Mary Tezno, PSP Brice Palmer, Retired Navy Master Chief Joe Becknell, Verona and PSP Franklin Courville.

Pictured below are Guests and Vets fishing and enjoying the day at the Jennings Vets Home Lake.

Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home Donation

Shreveport Lodge 122 and the Louisiana Elks Association recently purchased and installed a big-screen Home Entertainment System for residents of the Northwest LA Veterans Home in Bossier City, LA.

Pictured above are several veterans enjoying a movie in their new theater-like recreational room which provides superior viewing over conventional TV sets.

Pictured above, from the left, Ka'Lani O'Shea - Lodge Tiler, Jim Adams - Asst. Administrator, Wesley Pepitone - Administrator, Kim Moyers - Exalted Ruler.

Below is the thank you letter received from the State of Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs.

(Click to view full size letter.)

Veterans Day 2016

A social was held at the home to celebrate Veterans Day to honor the homes Veterans and all USA Veterans, a moment of silence was held to honor those Veterans who made the great sacrifice anyone could make for their country and that is to give their life so all of us can enjoy the many freedoms we have.

In attendance was guest speaker Retired Lieutenant Colonel Glen Mc Farlin, U. S. Army, B. P. O. Elks Past Grand Tiler Wm. "Brice" Palmer, LA Elks Association Past State President Franklin Courville and his lovely wife Verona.

Pictured from left to right are Verona and Franklin Courville, Brice Palmer and Lieutenant Colonel Mc Farlin.

9th Annual Vets Fall Fishing Rodeo

The Louisiana Elks Association helped sponsor Jennings Veterans Home Annual October fishing Rodeo again this year.

Elks Pavilion donated by the Louisiana Elks Association in use for the Annual Jennings Veterans Fishing Rodeo.

Dr. Taylor, retired Navy Flight Surgeon Jennings Veterans Home resident and B. P. O. Elks Past Grand Tiler/LEA PSP Brice Palmer participated in the Annual Jennings October Veterans Fishing Rodeo.

Mr. Stanley, event grand prize winner of the fishing rodeo with the event show girls.

Some of the Jennings Veterans fishing at the annual fishing rodeo.

Vets and volunteer helpers at the Annual Jennings Vets Fishing Rodeo on the grounds of the facility.

Jennings Veterans Home Ice Cream Social

The 144 Veterans and staff at the Jennings Veterans Home are shown enjoying their banana splits at the September 2016 Ice-cream social sponsored by the LEA.

Volunteers Appreciation Luncheon 2016

The Louisiana Elks Association was recognized for their work and contributions to Jennings, LA Veterans Home (SWLVH) at the Volunteers Appreciation Luncheon on September 9, 2016. The LEA donated $2000 to the home thus far this year for Veterans activities such as bingo, crawfish boil and socials.

Pictured (L-R) Brice Palmer (Past Grand Tiler, Past State President, Vets Home Rep), Al Trahan (Vietnam Vet and resident) and Sam Doucet (Administrative Manager of the home).

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