The Elks Lodge is a dedicated sponsor of military outings/events on the island. This year once again on Thanksgiving Day the Elks showed their gratitude to a group of young marines who left their homes to train as Marines and put themselves in harm's way to protect our country.
Turkey, dressing, ham....oh my!
Pvt. Qu paces himself.
Lots of dessert!
PFC Brandon Thomas might find room for a couple more items on that plate!
Dakesian and Brause chill out.
Pvt. Fleek enjoys a slice of chocolate pie.
Pvt. Shafi enjoying Thanksgiving at the Elks Lodge.
Jim Kettle, a member of the Elks Lodge, finds out more about the young marines.
Lance Corporals Sarah Rydzynski (Fredericksburg, VA) and Jayne Simko (Poquoson, VA)
Pvt. Darlene Quint - Michigan City, Indiana
Pvt. Crystal Haddock - Groves, Texas
PFC Michael Perez - Wildomar, California
Pvt. Sarmed Shafi - Binghamton, NY
PFC Spencer Moore - Albany, NY
Pvt. Lonnell Butler - Chicago, IL
Pvt. Jordon Gilligan - West Richland, WA
PFC Ruslan Kolb - Rock Springs, WY
PFC Kristian Nemec - Gillette, WY
Pvt. Benjamin Enwright - Syracuse, NY
Pvt. Zachary Ward - Parish, NY
Pvt. Erinne McGlothlin - Kirksville, MO
PFC Vanessa Ayala - Pico Rivera, CA
PFC Dwayne Hubbard - Tampa, FL
Pvt. Daniel Campos - Pompano, FL
PFC Brandon Thomas - Inglewood, CA
Pvt. Dylan McEwen - Andover, KS
PFC Patrick Sinclair - Arlington, TX
Pvt. John Riggin - Glen Burnie, MD
Pvt. Michael Dakesian - Grand Rapids, MI
PFC Mathias Brause - Astoria, OR
Pvt. Haolun Qu - Queens, NY
Pvt. Tyler Snow - New Gloucester, ME
Sgt. Blake Chaffin - Nashville, TN
Pvt. Kenneth Munyer - McKinney, TX
PFC Jaime Mendez - San Diego, CA
PFC Connor Borshard - Hopatcong, NJ
PFC Juan Garza - San Antonio, TX
Lance Corporal Angelina Sanfilippo - Mukwonago, WI
Sgt. Blake Chaffin
PFC Josh Hicks - Plattsmouth, NE
Pvt. Michael Fleek - Coquille, OR
Pvt Benjamin Enwright - Syracuse, NY
Cigars were available on the back deck of the Lodge, which overlooks Little Sabine Bay.
PFC Octavio Cortes.
PFC Patrick Sinclair
PFC David Twidwell - Pittsburgh, PA
Lance Corporal Katie Driver - Dayton, OH
Pvt. Jacob Brissett - Henryetta, OK
Pvt. Nicholas Rhanor - Justice, IL
Lance Corporal Sarah Rydzynski assisted Jim Kettle during the 50-50 cash drawing.
Thanks go to retired Marine Corps Major Jim Knell for once again organizing this special Thanksgiving event! Pensacola Beach salutes our military!