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DEA Drug Take Back Day at New Orleans Elks Lodge #30

On Saturday October 24, 2020, Elks Lodge #30, in Metairie, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration, conducted a drug collection day. The purpose was to gather, for proper disposal, prescription and over the counter drugs which were out of date, no longer being taken and no longer needed and 46 pounds of drugs was collected. Pictured are DEA Agent D. Gauthreaux, Lodge 30 member and La. Elks Assn. Drug Awareness Chairman Armand Buuck, Lodge 30 Exalted Ruler Betsy Ibos, and DEA Diversion Investigator Farren Madise.

Jennings Vets Home Christmas Super Bingo

The Elks sponsored a Christmas Super Bingo and social at the Jennings Veterans Home. Every one of the 141 resident Veterans won $10. They were also treated to hot chocolate and Christmas snack cakes. Pictured are PGTiler Brice Palmer, Assistant Activities Director Caly Gist and retired Navy Veteran resident Logins Lavergne.

Also pictured are some of the 141 resident Veterans enjoying the Elks Christmas Bingo.

Helping with the Elks Bingo are Santa, staff Caly Gist and retired Navy resident Sam Simmons. Also pictured are Santa and his choir providing Christmas music and songs.

Jennings Vets Home Annual Veterans Day Program

The 2019 Jennings Vets Home Annual November Veterans Day Program was attended by some 300 Vets, staff and guests. The guest speaker was Brig. General Greg Parker. The Louisiana Elks Association was one of the main sponsors of this event. Everyone was treated to a fine meal afterwards. Pictured (L to R) are: LEA ENVS Chairman Don Baye, Administrator Matt Duhon, PSP Franklin Courville, PSP Brice Palmer, Brig. Gen. Greg Parker and past state senator Gerald Theunisson.

U.S. Marine Corp. performed the flag folding ceremony at the Vets Day Program.

USMC performing the 244th Birthday Cake Cutting Ceremony. The youngest and oldest resident Vets were presented with the first pieces.

The program was attended by the resident Vets and their guests as well as the staff.

Elks in attendance were (L-R): PSP Franklin Courville & wife Verona, PSP Brice Palmer, Karen and LEA ENVS Chairman Don Baye.

Jennings Vets Home 2019 Fishing Rodeo

The Louisiana Elks Association were one of the main sponsors of the 14th Annual Southwest Vets Home 2019 Fishing Rodeo at the Jennings facility. Pictured left to right are: Administrator Matt Duhon, PSP Brice Palmer and Lyla, PSP Franklin Courville and wife Verona, and U.S. Army Vietnam Vet Al Trahan. The resident Vets and guests were treated to fishing gear and bait, prize trophies, pizza and cold drinks, snacks and a fish fry with all the trimmings.

Pictured are Vets Fishing at the facility lake and other Vets gathered at the Elks Pavilion.

Staff and volunteers serving Vets/guests.

Walmart associates hard at work frying.

Veteran of the Month

Left to right Brothers Ed Tylenda, Kelley Adams and Tom Boggs of Plaquemine Elks Lodge #1398 are presenting veteran Donald Meyers (seated) with $10.00 in appreciation of him being selected as August 2019 “Veteran of the Month” at the Louisiana Veterans Home in Jackson, LA.

Louisiana Veterans Home, Jackson, LA

Plaquemine Elks Lodge #1398 members left to right Ed Tylenda and Tom Boggs present a number of mind stimulating memory board games to veteran Cain Whitehead (seated) and the other residents of the Alzheimer's/Dementia and Cognitive Impairment unit at the Louisiana Veterans Home in Jackson, LA.

15th Annual Jennings Veterans Home Crawfish Boil

Past Grand Tiler Brice Palmer, PSP Franklin Courville and wife Verona relaxing before assisting with the 15th Annual Jennings Vets Home Crawfish Boil for the Veterans there. The Elks helped sponsor this annual Vets event.

PSP Franklin Courville and wife Verona peeling crawfish for the 146 veterans there.

Past Grand Tiler Brice Palmer, peeling crawfish for Vet resident retired Army Sgt. Major Bill Compton.

Administrator Matt Duhon and assistants helping serve the 900 pounds of crawfish boiled for the resident Veterans there.

Appreciation Luncheon – Jennings Veterans Home

Attending the annual appreciation luncheon at the Jennings Vet Home Representing the LEA are PSPs Butch & Jo Ann Barron and Franklin & Verona Courville with Veterans residents Sam Simmons and Bill Compton.

St. Patrick's Day at Heritage Manor in Slidell

The Slidell Elks Line Dancers visited and entertained Veterans and residents at Heritage Manor in Slidell to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Green was the color of the day.

The residents sang along and tapped their feet to the music. Some even got up and danced a little.

Pictured seated, Skip Springer, Rose Fontenot, Allen Landry, (Skip and Allen are Veterans).

Standing left to right, Pat Massarini, Carol Massarini, Cathy Springer, Tina Stout, Dennis Guenard, Walda Sbisa, Paul Niehaus, Pauline Mintz, Pete Spadoni, Kathy Spadoni, Lou Landry, Ellyn Campbell, and Evelyn Caronia.

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