Berea Elks Lodge #1815 hosted their annual “Vets to the Zoo” outing, bringing approximately 45 veterans from the Louis Stokes VA Hospital at Wade Park to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for a fun day away away from the hospital.
The Berea Elks partnered with the Columbia Station V.F.W. for the third straight year to make this event a success. Veterans enjoyed free admission to the zoo, a free box lunch, and companionship from Elks and V.F.W. members throughout the day.
Several therapy dogs were also in attendance making an already amazing day even better!
Funding from this event was partly made by an Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grant.