PRESQUE ISLE LODGE DECLARES “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED” IN OPERATION HOMEFRONT 

     During the month of November and the first week of December customers of the Dollar Tree stores in Caribou and Presque Isle were asked if they wished to purchase a toy for children of current military personnel and veterans.  Those donated items were collected for weekly pickups by the Presque Isle Elks, Lodge #1954, at the Caribou and Presque Isle stores. Over that limited period of time, the customers at those Dollar Tree stores donated a total of twelve thousand (12,000) items. 

     Members of Presque Isle Elks Lodge #1954 transported, stored, sorted and assembled those twelve thousand items for selection by current military personnel or their significant others, as well as military veterans and their spouses. 

     Soldiers from the United States Army National Guard 185th Engineering Support Battalion and their significant others were able to select items for their children, grandchildren, and other family members beginning Sunday, December 8, 2019, at the Presque Isle Elks Lodge at 508 Main Street in Presque Isle.  According to Captain Dustin Cook, commander of the 185th Battalion from Caribou, Maine, “The generosity of the Dollar Tree customers in Caribou and Presque Isle and their demonstration of support and appreciation for the sacrifices of current military personnel, and their families, as well as military veterans, was absolutely amazing.  It means a lot to our families, especially at this time of year.” 

     Alan Harding, Exalted Ruler of the Presque Isle Elks, Lodge #1954, said, “The Presque Isle Elks were truly honored to have been able to play a role in Operation Homefront.  Twelve thousand items of toys represents a substantial volume. Through the efforts of several members of Elks Lodge #1954, as well as students from the Loring Job Corps military preparedness class under the direction of Carl Smith and Roger Felix, those toys were stored, sorted and displayed in order that selection could be made by the military personnel, their spouses, and military veterans.  Ultimately, all of the donated toys were distributed to military personnel, veterans, Toys for Tots, and other local charities. It was truly a heart-warming endeavor for the Presque Isle Elks of Lodge #1954 to have been involved.”    

Calendar Winners for December

MEA Calendar Drawing
December 2019
DAY First Last City State Zip Code  Amt Ticket #
1 Heidi Dowling Hampden ME 04444 $50.00 1709
2 Ken Eaton Waterville ME 04903 $25.00 3016
3 Clarissa West Steuben ME 04680 $25.00 1787
4 Donna & Justin Wyman Millinocket ME 04462 $25.00 1483
5 Robert Whittier Winterport ME 04496 $25.00 1732
6 Kris Miller Bangor ME 04401 $25.00 1691
7 Liza Ames Canaan ME 04824 $50.00 1332
8 Zachary A. Andrei Washington ME 04841 $50.00 961
9 Paulette Sylvester Rockland ME 04841 $25.00 950
10 Pam Rossignnol Zephyrhills FL 33541 $25.00 1514
11 Marie McLain Chester ME 04457 $25.00 1495
12 Cynthia Boulay Old Orchard Beach ME 04064 $25.00 3268
13 Tim Callahan Strong ME 04983 $25.00 1321
14 Paul Winkler Bangor ME 04401 $50.00 1704
15 Tim Smyth Millinocket ME 04462 $50.00 1477
16 Beth Poitras Old Orchard Beach ME 04064 $25.00 3226
17 Carol Owen Brunswick ME 04011 $25.00 1094
18 Linda Roy Winslow ME 04901 $25.00 3015
19 Jeannette I Episcopo Fredricksburg VA 22405 $25.00 1000
20 Tai Ireland Presque Isle ME 04730 $25.00 3278
21 William Demmons Warren ME 04864 $500.00 939
22 Rhonda Labbe Norridgewock ME 04957 $50.00 1246
23 Polly McKenzie Oxford FL 34484 $25.00 1676
24 Mercy Hardison Waltham ME 04605 $25.00 1957
25 Mark Drew Cape Neddick ME 03902 $100.00 1116
26 Dan Burke Waterville ME 04901 $25.00 1198
27 Arthus Corliss Ellsworth ME 04605 $25.00 1644
28 France R. Allen Old Orchard Beach ME 04064 $50.00 1077
29 Richard Hardison Sr. Waltham ME 04605 $50.00 1960
30 Thomas Chase Acton ME 04001 $25.00 1135
31 Denna West Cherryfield ME 04622 $25.00 1652

Calendar Winners for November

MEA Calendar Drawing
Nov-19
DAY First Last City State Zip Code  AMOUNT TICKET No
1 Claris Ranger Wilton ME 04294 $25.00 1309
2 Mike Prosser Houlton ME 04730 $50.00 1459
3 Cindy Boulet Old Orchard Beach ME 04064 $50.00 3267
4 Alan Harding Presque Isle ME 04769 $25.00 3274
5 Linda Preston Hope ME 04847 $25.00 933
6 Dwayne Guy Rockland ME 04841 $25.00 3206
7 Jonathon Webber Dover Foxcroft ME 04426 $25.00 3333
8 Will Proctor Topsham ME 04086 $25.00 1096
9 Bob Redden Sabattus ME 04280 $50.00 884
10 Kevin Campbell Dresden ME 04342 $50.00 881
11 Jeff Aucoin Fairfield ME 04937 $100.00 3028
12 Valerie Stitham Old Town ME 04468 $25.00 3320
13 Brent L’Heureux Sanford ME 04073 $25.00 977
14 Kelly Mourmouras Biddeford ME 04005 $25.00 1065
15 Arthur Lapointe Skowhegan ME 04976 $25.00 1338
16 Ken Eaton Waterville ME 04903 $50.00 1184
17 Pat Bastey Veazie ME 04401 $50.00 1712
18 Paige Salley Macungie PA 18062 $25.00 1934
19 Richard Hardison Sr. Waltham ME 04605 $25.00 1660
20 Roberta Ranger Wilton ME 04294 $25.00 1310
21 James West  Cherryfield ME 04622 $25.00 1651
22 Sharon Finemore Oakland ME 04963 $25.00 3050
23 Rachel Panik Newington CT 06111 $50.00 1074
24 Tim Chasse Sidney ME 04330 $50.00 1269
25 Matt McDevitt Eastbrook ME 04634 $25.00 1811
26 Sarah Hardison Ellsworth ME 04605 $25.00 1956
27 Mark Sobczak Prospect Harbor ME 04669 $25.00 1663
28 Henry Preston Hope ME 04847 $100.00 932
29 Patrick Bourque Springvale ME 04083 $25.00 1008
30 Michelle Sargent Leighton Winter Harbor ME 04693 $50.00 1662

Area 1 Soccer Shoot Results

The Soccer Shoot for Area 1 was held the morning of Sunday, November 3, 2019, and Maine’s results are:
Under 8 Boys:  Aiden from the Bangor Lodge took 2nd place
Under 10 Girls: Mollie from Sanford finished in 3rd place
Under 12 girls: Sidney from the Presque Isle Lodge captured 2nd place after a tie breaker.
Maine also had several Honorable Mentions as well:
Girls
Under 8 years old to Alea from the Waterville Lodge
Under 14 to Jenna sponsored by the Houlton Lodge.
Boys
Under 10 was Jaydon from Bangor
Under 12 for Raider sponsored by the Houlton Lodge
an Under 14 went to Gavin from Waterville
Maine was well represented today.  All the kids did a wonderful job and we all had a great time.   Thanks, Lisa

Pearl Harbor Restoration Fund

A new program introduced by PGER Luhr challenges every Elk to donate $1.00 per member to this fund.

The ultimate goal is to raise $783,000.00. The Pearl Harbor National Memorial in Hawaii is in need of upgrades to help honor the service and dedication of Americans whose profound contribution to our nation will never be forgotten, so that generations to come will know and appreciate the sacrifices that were made.  

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October Calendar Winners

MEA Calendar Drawing

OCTOBER 2019
DAY First Last City State  AMOUNT TICKET No
1 Lori Arsenault Woolwich ME $25.00 857
2 Mike Haley Springvale ME $25.00 1007
3 Harvey Jordan Waltham ME $25.00 1806
4 Peter Duff Bangor ME $25.00 1692
5 Debra Gray Ellsworth ME $50.00 1829
6 Alicia Briggs Ellsworth ME $50.00 1602
7 Bobbi Hudson Eddington ME $25.00 1770
8 Doyle Wheeler Hampden ME $25.00 1404
9 Richard Legere Alfred ME $25.00 1006
10 Tim Callahan Strong ME $25.00 1322
11 Sherry Hodgins Portage ME $25.00 1720
12 Dan Ward Bangor ME $50.00 1688
13 Cindi Pickard  Zephyrhills FL $50.00 1515
14 Ricky Lemoine Ellsworth ME $100.00 1970
15 Marie Huckabey Bangor ME $25.00 1682
16 Louise Hardison Waltham ME $25.00 1952
17 Stephen LaFreniere Brownville ME $25.00 3336
18 James Brown Clinton ME $25.00 3022
19 Marlene Collis Gouldsboro ME $50.00 1629
20 Larry Young Holden ME $50.00 1945
21 Linda Mahan Brewer ME $25.00 1931
22 Judie Grant Bangor ME $25.00 1777
23 Pat Kelley Glenburn ME $25.00 1695
24 George Boissoneault Phippsburg ME $25.00 877
25 Laurie Maloney Hancock ME $25.00 1973
26 Cheryl Fitzgerald Waterville ME $50.00 1228
27 Nancy Goodwin Eddington ME $50.00 3338
28 Larry Surrette Millinocket ME $25.00 1482
29 Mike Caouette Winslow ME $25.00 1209
30 Harold Reynolds Orland ME $25.00 1648
31 Kelly Pillsbury Benton ME $25.00 1191

September Calendar Winners

MEA Calendar Drawing
September 2019
DAY First Last City State TICKET No  AMOUNT
1 Mari Inkel Newington CT 1070 $50.00
2 Mary Lowe Houlton ME 1436 $100.00
3 Perrin Ellis Easton ME 1731 $25.00
4 Carla Nutter Dover Foxcroft ME 1751 $25.00
5 Cheryl Flanagan Sanford ME 1044 $25.00
6 Debbi Briggs Byron ME 1176 $25.00
7 Patty Reid Hermon ME 1725 $50.00
8 Kelly Pillsbury Benton ME 1191 $50.00
9 Norman Hodgkins Hancock ME 1821 $25.00
10 Christa Benn Hancock ME 1838 $25.00
11 Juli Campbell Portland ME 882 $25.00
12 Peter Bragdon Gardiner ME 1276 $25.00
13 David Lamontagne Farmington NH 1866 $25.00
14 Bud Stearns Waterboro ME 1865 $50.00
15 Kathleen  Kelly  Waterville ME 3030 $50.00
16 Arthur Fish Rockland ME 914 $25.00
17 Sharon Millett Brewer ME 1930 $25.00
18 Randy Ellis Bangor ME 1406 $25.00
19 Cindy Boulet Old Orchard Beach ME 3267 $25.00
20 Jerry McClay Old Orchard Beach ME 3232 $25.00
21 Kassie Hopkins Hermon ME 1761 $50.00
22 Scott Stearns Waterboro ME 1863 $50.00
23 Linda Burns Hampden ME 1748 $25.00
24 Harold Shaw Jr. Bangor ME 1739 $25.00
25 Steve Hiller Thomaston ME 911 $25.00
26 Joan Howard  Biddeford ME 1064 $25.00
27 Arnold Robertson Bangor ME 3327 $25.00
28 Laurie Moore Dover Foxcroft ME 1728 $50.00
29 Evelyn Roiss Acton ME 1132 $50.00
30 Doug Sutfin Sebasco Estates ME 879 $25.00