By Rosalind Russell – The Espanola Elks has launched its Honour Wall Campaign.
Spokesperson Beth McVey says the idea was raised just over a year ago and now that arrangement for producing the plaques for the brick wall near the main entrance of the hall has been completed, the campaign officially launched yesterday.
She says the plaques will honour late, past, and present members of the Elks, and the former Royal Purple featuring their names, positions held, and years of service.
Sponsors and supporters over the years will also be acknowledged she says.
McVey adds there are almost 200 spaces available with the funds raised going towards ongoing projects within the organization.
She adds they will host a soft unveiling within the next few months with a more formal gathering set for September.
For more information and or to order a plaque, call Beth McVey at 705-869-8653 or Angela Houle at 705-869-7994. Plaques are approximately one inch by three inches in size. Eye level plaques are available for $100 plus HST, upper and lower levels for $75 plus HST.
Photo: The metal plaques are purple and silver and are being produced by Bob Marsh of North Shore Trophies & Gifts. Beth McVey says this plaque display shows her late husband’s contributions … he held the title of Exalted Ruler for those years. Photo provided by Beth McVey