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Waynesboro Elks Lodge to hold memorial service

December 02, 2009

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Elks Lodge No. 731 will hold its annual Elks Memorial Service on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in the ballroom of the lodge at 66 W. Main St.

The public is invited to attend.

The service honors Elks members who have died within the past year. The families of deceased members will be special guests for the service.

This year, the following deceased members will be honored: Ira C. Grove Jr., Joseph E. Spangler, Charles K. Emery, Sanford H. Evans, Ernest Melhuish, Michael R. Summers, Colin F. Heefner, John D. McCarthy, Warren E. Tomlinson, Harry E. Kuhn, John "Randy" Lashley, Richard G. Naugle, Edgar H. Hykes and Anthony Tartaglia.

As a tribute to the memory of each departed member, an empty chair is draped with a sash bearing the name of the member. A candle and floral tribute accompany each vacant chair. Family members will keep the sash, candle and flowers as mementos.

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Music by flutist Megan Schmidt highlights the ceremony. Light refreshments will be served following the service.

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