Lewiston Lodge raises money for fire victim

Above is the picture taken at our September 18th Lodge night meeting. I am shaking Marty Lukenbill’s hand after the lodge presented him and his wife checks totaling over $5,500 for the fire that destroyed the rental house and all their belongings that took place on Monday September 3,2018. Judy Wutzke is our Loyal Knight and is standing next to Marty. She sprang into action on Monday 9-3 when our fellow ELKS found out member Marty and his wife Sherry lost everything in the mid day fire. We held a dance and auction on Saturday 9-8-18 for the Lukenbills. She put out the word via the internet to donate stuff for the silent auction and how to come to the lodge and be a part of the community support for the Lukenbills. Judy did an exceptional job letting all our VALLEY know that ELKS CARE! ELKS SHARE! Anyway, at the November 3rd Mid Winter Convention in Salmon, I recommend we let our fellow ELKS know about the good deeds done for our fellow members. Oh…the folks with no jewels are our newly made members, six folks heard the compassionate tale told by Marty on the lodge floor that night. Marty would love to share the story when ever you want a good reason to ask why you are an ELK!