Elks host organization’s higher ups

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Elks Lodge was honored Wednesday evening by a visitation from the Grand Exalted Ruler’s District Deputy Jo Ann Daigle and New York State Elk’s Association State Vice President Jason Witherwax.

In an apt partnership with the Saranac Lake Key Club, volunteer teens from that organization served the guests and other attendees at a dinner celebrating their visit.

Jo Ann Daigle offered greetings from the Grand Lodge in Chicago and spoke about the continuing stewardship between the Elks and the surrounding community. She commended the Saranac Lake Lodge on its efforts to that end and commented that this Lodge always has a welcoming “homey” feel to it. Exalted Ruler Pam Johnson thanked our honored guests and recognized the similar efforts of the Key Club members. She also welcomed guests at the dinner from surrounding Lodges in Glens Falls, Keeseville, Whitehall and Ticonderoga.

The cap of the evening was the initiation of two new members into the Lodge, Mrs. Darlene Nye and Mr. Kellen Munn.