By Kaylee Lindenmuth
FRACKVILLE - The Frackville Elks have announced a slate of events set for the month of December, including a blood drive, New Year's Eve party, and more.
On Sunday, December 2, the Elks will host a Mackerel Breakfast at their lodge, 307 South 3rd Street, from 8:00am to 11:00am.
Cost is $8, or add $1 for bacon.
On the menu: Made-to-Order Eggs, Homefries, Cream Chipped Beef, French Toast, Pancakes, Mackerel, Sausage, Scrapple, Ham, White-Wheat-Rye Toast, Coffee, and Juice.
U.S. Military veterans eat free with valid military ID, DD214, or veterans designation on their state ID.
The Elks will remember and memorialize members who have passed away in the past year, and since their inception in 1927, with a memorial service on Sunday, December 2 at 4:00pm at the lodge.
The annual ceremony this year will honor Al Gursky,Bernard J. Tomko, Michael Cuttic, andArthur R. Bruno
All family members and friends are cordially invited to the ceremony with food and refreshments to follow. Come share camaraderie, enjoy conversation together, and remember our dearly beloved members on this special day.
R.S.V.P. is not necessary, but appreciated. Call (570) 874-2500.
Chicken & Waffle Dinner
On Sunday, December 9, the Elks will host a Chicken & Waffle dinner from 3:00pm until sellout at the lodge. Dine in or take out.
Cost is $9, or $8 for Elks members, and the menu includes chicken and gravy over waffles, mashed potatoes, and applesauce.
Call ahead for takeout, 570-874-2500.
Community Blood Drive
On Monday, December 10 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm, the Elks, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will host a community blood drive at the lodge.
The blood drive is open to the public. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter: Frackville.
Annual Frackville Christmas Party and Visit With Santa
In conjunction with the Frackville Recreation Board, the Elks will sponsor the annual Frackville Christmas Party and Visit With Santa, set for Sunday, December 16 at the Frackville Borough Building, 42 South Center Street.
The event runs from 2-4pm, and children ages 0-12 are welcome to register.
Registration deadline is Friday, December 7 at 5:00pm.
Children in attendance will receive a gift from Santa, and light refreshments will be served.
A bounce house will also be present.
Breaded Pork Chop Supper
The Elks will host a breaded pork chop supper on Wednesday, December 19 from 4:00pm until sellout.
Cost is $9, and the menu includes two breaded pork chops, a potato, vegetable, coleslaw, roll with butter, and a dessert.
Pre-orders are due 24 hours before the supper, and should call 570-294-6337.
U.S. Military veterans eat free with proper identification.
New Year's Eve Party
The Elks will host a New Year's Eve Party at the lodge on Monday, December 31.
Cost is $35 per person, $30 for Elks members.
Ticket price includes musical entertainment by Another Side, and special guest Joe Jordan from 9:00pm until 1am.
A Buffet Dinner will be provided by Romans Lounge and Catering.
Doors open at 7:00pm and dinner will be served at 7:30pm.
All tickets must be purchased in advance, and seating arrangements will be selected at the time of purchase.