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Elks National Foundation 2019 Scholarship Applications Now Available

Legacy Awards Scholarship Program — Awards up to 250 four-year $4,000.00 scholarships to the children and grandchildren of active Elks members who are high school seniors. For other criteria and eligibility requirements, and contest details, go to: www.elks.org/enf/scholars. Applications are available now and must be submitted online. The deadline is on or before February 1, 2019 at 11:59 am Central Time.

Most Valuable Student Competition — The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the top rated applicants in the 2019 competition. Any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen may apply for a MVS Scholarship. Applications will be judged on: Scholarship, Leadership, and Financial Need. Applications must be submitted by November 15, 2018. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. Go to: www.elks.org/enf/scholars for qualifications and application information.

Need Some New Elks Attire?

Orders are currently being taken for polo shirts, hoodies, and other items. The catalog and order sheet are available in the Club room. The order will be placed on October 12th, so be sure to enter your desired items on the order sheet before it is too late!

Kids Movie Night

There will be a kid's movie night in the back hall on Friday, October 12th from 7pm until 9 pm. Let your kids enjoy free entertainment while you enjoy the Club Room with your fellow members.

Pork Steak Dinner Fundraiser to Benefit Area Veterans

On Saturday, October 13th, your Lodge will host a Pork Steak Dinner, from 5 - 8 p.m. Proceeds will go to purchase items for area veterans. We will be purchasing and providing such materials as coats, socks, sweatshirts, underwear, gloves, etc. Tickets ($10 each) will be available in the Club Room, or from various Members who have volunteered to sell them. Contact E. R., Darcie, at 618-521-6050, for further information, or names of those who have tickets. Music will follow, with Billy Carr and Zeke Guetersloh!

Foxes in the Chicken House

You heard it right......On Saturday, November 17th, Lodge 572 will be featuring a Beer & Chicken Dance — which will also feature the band Dirt Water Fox! (sharper Elks will get it.) Advance tickets are $15 each, and are available in the Club Room or from various Elk Volunteers who will have them (Contact E. R. Darcie, at 618-521-6050, for names of ticket sellers). After November 10th, and at the door, tickets will be $20 each — so get yours early! Proceeds from this event will help support our annual START Christmas Party! Don't "chicken out" on this...have a great time...keg beer — delicious chicken — music by Dirt Water Foxes...all while supporting one of the great things we do in our community, for Shelter Workshop Clients!

Meat Raffle For Youth Projects

To help fund Lodge 572 Youth Projects, such as Soccer Shoot, Kid's Christmas, etc., we are offering a nice Meat Bundle from Jack's Meat Market in Murphysboro. This bundle will feature an assortment of meats, including steaks. Tickets are $1 each, or 6 for $5, and will be available in the Club Room, or from various Members who will be selling them (E. R., Darcie, will have list of sellers, if you see her or call her at 618-521-6050). Get your Raffle Tickets and steak out your claim on this Meat Bundle!

Exalted Ruler's Wreath Challenge

It's that time again, when I want to challenge all Murphysboro Elks to join me in donating at least $5 to the Honor Wreaths Across America program (Our donations will go to provide wreaths for Veteran Graves in the Cartervillle and Mounds Cemeteries). With your donation, you can sign a paper wreath, which will then be displayed in our Elk's Club Room (Mail-ins accepted too - send a check to P.O. Box 787, and we will put name on wreath for you.). Each of the actual wreaths, to be placed on graves, cost $15. Thank you in advance!

Cornhole Boards

Call it cornhole, call it bags, call it what you will. Our Lodge has Cornhole boards available for use by our members. You can use them outside, or use them in the back room (if it is free). Stop by the club room to check out the bags and enjoy some friendly play/competition.

Less Than 90 Days Until New Years Eve

In just some 90 Days, New Year's Eve, and 2019, will be upon us. If you are planning some sort of evening out, how about looking at joining in at the Lodge to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of "Grease?" Have fun dressing as your favorite character; as reflective of a favorite scene; or in general 50's apparel. Or, dress "Up" in a more traditional, New Year's fashion. More casual attire will always be acceptable. The choice is up to you — we want to make it flexible, and fun! Music will be by Davis DJ Sound and Lighting. A portion of the proceeds of the evening will go to the Crimson Express Murphysboro High School Marching Band. More details will follow as we get closer to the date — but if this event sounds interesting, mark your calendars and start planning on attending!