Last year, organizers, Mike & Lina Michaud, PERS of Augusta Lodge #964, came up with the idea to host a fun-filled camping weekend in Western Maine to support our Major State Project, the Maine Children’s Cancer Program (MCCP). With just over 130 Elks, traveling across Maine to join in the fun, we collectively raised just over $18,500.00 with 12 out of the 20 Lodges, on board. The festivities, consisted of a Pig Roast/Chicken BBQ, Corn Hole Tournaments, Wine & Cheese Tasting, Karaoke, Dancing, Silent Auctions/Raffles and Scrumptious Meals planned by the various Lodges. After a successful first year, organizers met with the Maine Elks Association, State MCCP Chairperson, Mike Desjardins, to make it an annual event.
This year we kicked off the 2nd Annual MCCP/FORKS Weekend, on August 25th and it ran through Sunday, August 28th. Over 200 Elks participated, representing 17 Lodges. The efforts from the events raised over $45,500.00!!! Plans are already in motion for the 3rd Annual MCCP/FORKS Weekend, to be held August 24 – 27, 2023.