Elks Lodge to welcome summer

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Alyssa Wolfe will be the recipient of funds raised at a summer picnic planned for June 3 at the Milford Elks Lodge

The Milford Elks Lodge will hold a Welcome Summer Picnic on Saturday, June 3, 6 to 10 PM, at their outdoor pavilion. The event will be to assist Alyssa Wolfe, a young wheelchair-bound Milford girl, with the purchase of a van with a lift that will allow her to load her motorized wheelchair. A benefit dance was held at the lodge in February for Wolfe as well.

“We decided we wanted to do something outside where we could use our pavilion,” Gayle Parola, Events Chairperson, at the lodge. “John Bechtold and I put our heads together and came up with a picnic.”

As part of the event, Bechtold secured two tickets with Avelo Airlines, now offering flights out of Wilmington, and those tickets will be raffled off at the event. In addition, other items will be raffled, including gift cards, merchandise and more.

“John has gone above and beyond collecting items for the raffle,” Parola said. “I think he may have visited every business in Milford to try to get us some great items.”

Raffle tickets are $20 each and available from any Elks member or at the lodge.

In addition to the raffle, the Elks will provide hot dogs and hamburgers at the event. There will be drink specials as well, including $2 beer, $2 Jello shots, $4 wine as well as $5 spiked teas and lemonades. Games will be available including cornhole and horseshoes. Rusty Dog Productions will provide music at the event.

Wolfe has cerebral palsy, and she began losing strength in one arm last September. This led her to be confined to a motorized wheelchair which weighs around 400 pounds. Her mother currently drives a Honda Pilot and the ramp used to load the wheelchair is not strong enough for the weight of the motorized chair.

For more information about the Elks Lodge or the summer picnic, call 302-424-2401

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