One of the main mottos of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is “Elks Care – Elks Share.” We have done our best to embrace this sentiment this year, and what we have found – repeatedly – is a community that shares back tenfold.
From Youth Activities Week to Turkey Bingo, when we have asked for help, residents, businesses, and organizations in San Miguel County have responded generously. In this time of Thanksgiving, the Telluride Elks Lodge would take a moment to thank everyone who has contributed to our success this year.
To Timberline Ace Hardware, Maggie’s Bakery, Gallerie Framing, and the Nugget Theatre who consistently have given above and beyond whenever asked, and sometimes without even asking.
To our local media – KOTO, the Daily Planet, the Telluride Watch, the Norwood Post, and PlumTV, thank you for patiently letting us inundate you with PSAs, press releases, and calendar items. Thank you for helping get the good word of the Elks out.
To the Ah Haa School, San Miguel County 4-H, Wilkinson Public Library, Telluride Marshal’s Office, Rotary, Boy Scout Troop 500, and One To One – thanks for collaborating with us on projects. We look forward to working with you again.
To the individuals and businesses who have contributed prizes or services to our various events: Brown Dog Pizza, Red’s Welding, Izze Sodas, Jack & Gretchen Krebs, Pops Popcorn, Luci Reeve, The Hitching Post, Village Market, Clark’s Market, Anasazi Air, Telluride Tire, Shell Station, Telluride Music Company, Suzanne Cheavens, Telluride Truffle, Barbel Hacke, United Title Company, Floradora, DJ Antone, Alpine Bank, Between the Covers, Tammy Rowe, Telluride Lindy Society, Telluride Trappings and Toggery, Hell Bent Leather, Telluride Jazz Celebration, Wild Rose of Montrose, Jesse James Martin, US Bank, Jody Borzilleri, Wizard Entertainment, Ashley Boling, Jagged Edge, Appaloosa Trading Company, Las Montanas, Paragon Sports, Telluride Legacy, John Wontrobski, Wells Fargo Bank, Bob Scherner, Sunglasses HQ, Telluride Bail Bond Services, Last Dollar Saloon, Jeb Berrier, Telluride HOA, Enlighten, Roscoe Kane, American National Bank, Atmosphere Day Spa, Debbie Reynolds, Society Conoco, O’Bannon’s Irish Pub, Michael Ward, Two Skirts, Nikki Pizzarusso, Land Title Company, Telluride Outside, Telluride Pizza Kitchen, Silverstar Luxury Property, Nevasca Realty, Steaming Bean, Hensen Construction, and Sunshine Pharmacy – thank you for your generous donations. (Many apologies if I’ve forgotten anyone.)
Finally, a huge thanks goes to the heart of the Telluride Elks Lodge – our members, volunteers, and officers. We have an amazing group who give freely of their time, knowledge, and resources. Nothing we do is possible without them, and the possible expands exponentially with them.
The Telluride Elks Lodge would like to wish everyone a peaceful and prosperous holiday season!
With Best Wishes,
– Cindy Bellai, President Telluride Elks Lodge #692