Entries by Tony Bonacum

Helping VA Hospital with donations…

Lakeland Elks Lodge 1291 is helping the Domiciliary and Psychiatric, unit at James A Haley VA Hospital which includes homeless veterans. Their immediate need was for T-Shirts and underwear for both men and women, and men’s athletic shoes. These patients come in to the program with nothing, and most are wearing shoes that are worn […]

Lodge Helping Vets in Lakeland -Donations

Lakeland Elks Lodge 1291 is helping our local veterans at the Lakeland Veterans Center on Ariana. We have donated $575.00, of beverages, that includes: 20 cans of coffee, 12 cans of creamer, 2,000 packets of sugar, 12 cases of Gatorade and 15 cases of soda. These items are used by the veterans during counseling and […]

Veterans Day Ceremony and Fish Fry Success

Veterans Day Ceremony and Fish Fry on November 11th, was a huge success.  Speakers, Bill Norden and Boomer Bass, gave very heartfelt and moving speeches.  Garry Malone sang Hallelujah and Bob Decker of the Florida Bras Band performed taps. We had 5-6 Veterans from the James A Haley Out Patient Foster Program join us for […]

MFH Vets come to Dinner at the Lodge

Medical Foster Home Vets I am very excited to tell you that we have worked out details to host a small number of veterans, from the Lakeland Outpatient Foster Program and their caregivers,  on the second Wednesday of the month for dinner and socialization. Thanks Char These are Lakeland Community based Veterans, that James A […]

New Year’s Eve Dinners for our First Responders

New Year’s Eve for our First Responders We will be delivering New Year’s Eve dinners to our local fire stations and Lake-land Police department to show our ongoing appreciation for all that they do for our city. Date: December 31, 2017, Cooking starts at 10:00 a.m. Delivery times will begin at 3:00 We need volunteers […]