The theme of Bag Pipes and Purple Pigs was featured on March 10th, when the Petaluma’s Elk Lodge #901 Irish Connection held their Annual Bill Donovan Memorial St. Patrick’s Day Charity Dinner. Over 280 members, family and friends attended. The evening was full of great food, laughter and fun with entertainment by young Irish Dancers. Also entertaining the group was our very own Lodge Bag Pipers. As fitting, the last song played by the group was Amazing Grace. As I looked around the room, I could see in the faces of our members remembrance of those souls lost – family, friends, fellow Elks, and of those who served defending our country. It was also a time to thank all the members for their generous contributions to the Purple Pig, our California-Hawaii Elks Association Major Project.
Pictured above: Rick Nadale, Exalted Ruler, Linda Morgan, a former Major Project therapist and Randy Logan, Leading Knight presenting 901’s latest donation to the Major Project.
Pictured left to right are Pipers Jack Conway, Ed Garvey, District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler for the Great Northwest District Richard Simmons, and Pipers Lindsay Hall & Tom Higbee.