Potosi Elks Lodge 2218 Postpones Auction Christmas Charity Getting Clothes For Kids

December 04, 2020

The Potosi Elks Lodge #2218 continues to work diligently on the Annual Christmas Charity Program for the holiday season. The Annual Christmas Charity Auction was set to be this Saturday, Dec. 5th but has been postponed until Saturday, March 6th, 2021.

The Lodge had been working on a table reservation plan to help promote social distancing. Only about half the available tables had been reserved, and recently some cancellations had begun coming in.

The decision to postpone was not an easy one. This is the 55th year for the Christmas Charity Program at the Potosi Elks Lodge.

The Annual Christmas Charity Program is always well supported by the community and the County. The program provides clothes, shoes and coats for youngsters in the County that have the need.

The Annual Christmas Charity Auction is a key piece of the successful charity benefit for Washington County youngsters. The Annual Auction offers a huge variety of donated and created items that usually bring ‘top dollar’ to benefit the children through clothing purchases.

The donation drawing will be done this Saturday, Dec. 5th as planned. Tickets are available from members, the Lodge and some venues around the community.

The Potosi Elks Lodge is continuing to offer their donation drawing tickets for three prizes - $500 for 1st Prize; $300 for 2nd Prize; and $200 for 3rd Prize. The donation drawing is one of the many fundraisers that help provide funds for the Christmas Charity Program. The drawing will still be held on Saturday, Dec. 5th, 2020 so it’s not too late to get tickets.

The pandemic health concerns were just to much to overcome and plan a safe event for the public. Several members have been affected by the virus and some are facing quarantine restrictions as the date approaches.

Locally, community donors continue to step up with cash donations for the Annual Charity Program. The children are still set to get their clothes in the next two weeks. There are some changes to how shopping will be done due to the pandemic as well.

The Potosi Elks Lodge have enjoyed and appreciated the community support for over 50 years with the program and the children of the County are the benefactors of that good will. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Stay safe and healthy and mark your calendar for the Christmas Charity Auction in March, 2021!