Elks Lodge holds banquet and dance

Feb. 20, 2014 @ 09:57 AM

The Pride of Vance Elks Lodge No. 1263 recently held its annual Christmas Awards Banquet Dance.

The theme was “Giving Honor where it is Due.”

The chairman of the event was Michael Henderson, assisted by Lewis Brodie and Benjamin Edwards.

During the program, patrons of the lodge were recognized and given certificates by E. Jameel Williams, the lodge’s exalted ruler.

In addition, Ronald Lowery presented certificates of support to Margaret Scarboro, whose late husband was a lodge member, and Lorraine Feggins for their support.

Past grand exalted ruler and current treasurer Johuntas Hawkins was named 2013 Elk of the Year. He has been a member of the lodge since 1991. Hawkins was also chosen as the N.C. State Association Elk of the Year for 2014. He will be honored at the N.C. State Association Convention in May.

Patro Williams was named most improved lodge brother.

Ronald Lowery received a certificate for perfect attendance at lodge meetings.

Every lodge brother received a certificate for their participation in 2013.

Erskine L. Hawkins received a state president gift from Williams.

Williams received gifts from Michael Henderson and Lowery.

Hawkins recognized visiting guests from other North Carolina lodges.