Broken Bow Elks Lodge Welcomed ‘Elroy’ to County Fair Parade & Hosted 200+ Teens at Dance

Broken Bow Elks Lodge Welcomed ‘Elroy’ to County Fair Parade & Hosted 200+ Teens at Dance
Elroy the Elk bringing smiles to faces, especially the kids meeting him up close and sharing a ‘high-five’ during the Custer County Fair Parade on July 30 in Broken Bow.

BROKEN BOW–The Broken Bow Elks Lodge #1688 has had a busy couple of weeks! Starting with the Custer County Fair Parade, the Elks Lodge prepared and presented a float for the parade noting some of the highpoints of the organization.

According to a press release from Elks member Nancy Sedlacek, the seeming highlight of the Elks participation in the parade was the appearance of “Elroy” the Elk, the national Elks mascot. Stan Sedlacek was privileged to wear the costume and give life to Elroy. Eight Lodge members accompanied Elroy and the float, dispersing candy and over 500 Drug Awareness items to the crowd. Crayons and coloring books, Frisbees, 12” rulers, and pencils were given away.

The Elks PER (past Presidents) association then hosted the Custer County Fair Teen Dance with about 240 teens attending. It was such a welcome evening with friendly and polite young people engaging with Elks, thanking the Elks for the dance and the wristbands. Red and White Drug Awareness wristbands were given to each dancer as they entered. The wristbands then allowed for re-entry.

Waiting for dusk and the dance to start: DJ Russ visits with Stacy Baillie, Sandy Wright, Shannon Cooksley, Gary Wright, and Rod Baillie.
Getting acquainted and warming up the dance floor.
The Macarena
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