Van Wert Elks Hosts Free Spaghetti Dinner For Veterans.

Van Wert Elks Lodge #1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks held a Free Spaghetti Dinner for all the veterans in the Van Wert County area on Monday, January 28.

 A nice group of Veterans enjoyed a free dinner and the chance to catch up with their fellow veterans on this evening.

 The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has a motto “As long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them”. Van Wert Lodge is proud to be able to sponsor this free event for our veterans as a way of saying “Thank You” for your service to our country.

 Prior to and during the event, the lodge raffled off an Ohio State lamp.  The lamp was made and donated by local veteran and lodge member Carl Beck with the proceeds to go to the Disabled Veterans of the county. The proceeds of the raffle will be donated to the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 54 of Van Wert.

Pictured are, left to right: Keith Collins, Marine Veteran and Elks Lodge Veteran Committee Chairman; Carl Beck, US Army Veteran and lodge member who donated the lamp and Raymond Haas, US Navy Veteran and lodge member who was the winner of the lamp.

Pictured are, left to right: Keith Collins, Marine Veteran and Elks Lodge Veteran Committee Chairman; Carl Beck, US Army Veteran and lodge member who donated the lamp and Raymond Haas, US Navy Veteran and lodge member who was the winner of the lamp.