According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 16,600 drowsy-driving related crashes can occur every year, with 846 possibly resulting in death.
For more than 50 years, the District 28 International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) and Rebekahs have been trying to combat this problem.
May was a busy month for Elberta Rebekah Lodge #106. On May 15, Carolynn Andersen and Becky Lane attended the awards banquet for Cedaredge High School graduating seniors. On behalf of the lodge, Anderson awarded $500 to Ty Grant.
IOOF and Rebekahs had their Labor Day rest spot Sept. 1-4. The Escalante turnoff from Highway 50 provides a wide spot for parking, resting and a drink or cookie.
Oddfellows and Rebekahs of Colorado held their 126th annual sessions in Colorado Springs Oct. 7-10. Members from Colorado lodges met and renewed friendships.
On April 28, the state Rebekah president Linda Blancett visited Montrose #31, Elberta #106 and Katherine #65. The day started with a lasagna lunch at Montrose #31 at noon.
District 28 installation of officers took place at the Oddfellow Hall in Delta on Jan. 3. District deputy president Carol Mendenhall and district deputy grand master Bob Millard were installing officers. Glen Conger and Bonnie Pope were marshals.
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