Delta Elks Lodge is pleased to present "A Salute to our Veterans" Saturday, Nov. 11. The day will start with a free lunch for all veterans, their spouses and those currently serving our country from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. Later in the evening the public is invited to come for some great entertainment at a USO-style show beginning at 7 p.m. featuring local talent. Then kick up your heels at a dance as DJs Skip and Patty play a variety of music through the decades from 8 p.m. to midnight. Come dressed in '40s, '50s, '60s or '70s attire to enter a costume contest. Veterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms (if they still fit.)
Photographer Bonnie Mitchell will be there to capture this memorable evening. Refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available. Seating is limited so get your tickets in advance for the show and dance. Veterans get in free with a military ID but will still need to have a ticket; all others are $15 per person. Tickets are available in Delta at the Delta County Independent, 401 Meeker Street, Gallery De La Luz, 128 Palmer Street, or at the Delta Elks Lodge, 563 Main Street. Proceeds will go to the Delta Elks veterans fund.
Since immediately after World War II in 1946, Elks have been committed to the mission, "So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them."
The Hotchkiss-Crawford Historial Society will host its annual meeting on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2:00 at the Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss. There will be music, refreshments and a guest speaker, Robert Sibernagel. He is well known in the area as he writes regional history columns for The Daily Sentinel. He was formerly the editorial page editor for that paper for 19 years.