157 Lodge History

Lodge 157 Timeline

July 2019

Ritualistic National Champions

Ritualistic National Champions

Kenton Elks Lodge #157 Wins 2019 National Ritual Contest

April 2015

Grand Exalted Ruler Ron Hicks Visit

Grand Exalted Ruler Ron Hicks Visit

Grand Exalted Ruler Ron Hick with Kenton Exalted Ruler John Hines during Kenton 125th celebration.

July 2006

Ritual Contest National Winner

Ritual Contest National Winner

Elks Ritual Contest National Winner 2006 Back Left; Robert Buroker PER, Julie Crowe, Sue Fox Buroker PER, D Jack Buroker PER. Seated Middle; Reggie Slack, Jerry Haudenschield PER, John Wilcox. Front Seated: Dave Beazley,

March 1965

Lodge Intiation Plans Discussed

Lodge Intiation Plans Discussed

Lodge’s initiation plans are discussed by, left to right, Est. Lead. Knight Carl J. Weisenberger, E.R. R. L. Kinsey, P.E.R. Edgar Candler, Secy. Parker Obenour and P.D.D. Russell Pfeiffer.

February 1962

NorthWest Ohio District Ritualistic Contest

NorthWest Ohio District Ritualistic Contest

Kenton Elks 157 Ritualistic Team Placed 3rd with a team score of 90.106 and these are the officers who participated. Front Row Left to Right: Inner Guard Richard Zellers, Esteemed Loyal Knight Burke Smith, Esquire Carl F. Weisenberger, and Chaplain Carl Sheldon. Second Row Left to Right: Esteemed Leading Knight Lauren R. Hiller, Exalted Ruler Harry G. Bailey, and Esteemed Lecturing Knight Richard Kinsey

March 1958

Sports Night Banquet 1958

Sports Night Banquet 1958

Talking over old times in America’s favorite sport during Kenton, Ohio, Lodge’s annual Sports Night Banquet are, left to right, Findlay Elk Del Drake, outfielder for Detroit in 1911 and for St. Louis in 1913; General Program Chairman Mike Clabaugh; Billy Southworth, former Mgr. of the Cardinals and of the Boston Braves, and Hoge Workman, Alt-American on Ohio State’s 1921 Rose Bowl Team and a member of Huntington, W. Va., Lodge. Clabaugh and Southworth Ore both Honorary Life Members of the host lodge.

June 1957

Grand Exalted Ruler Visits 157

Grand Exalted Ruler Visits 157

During the closing weeks of his term as Grand Exalted Ruler, Fred L. Bohn made several visits to lodges of his own State. Ohio State Pres. James Plummer, Secy. Parker J. Obenour and D.D. Elmo Richard, left’to right, standing, join E.R. William H. Conner, seated left, and Fred L. Bohn in looking over a report on the increase in membership of Kenton, Ohio, Lodge. Mr. Bohn’s visit there was the first the lodge had received from a Grand Exalted Ruler.

July 1955

July 1955 Elks Youth Day

July 1955 Elks Youth Day

A truly outstanding Salute to Youth was Kenton, Ohio. Lodge’s sponsorship of a multiple program handled by George Zoldak and his committee who were rewarded with second-place honors in this group. Elected as Youth Week city officials, upstanding Kenton teen-agers were introduced at an outdoor mass meeting. This ceremony was followed by a parade to Robinson Field for an exciting track meet, when the handsome First Annual Elks Youth Day Trophy and other valuable awards were presented. That evening over 325 students were guests of the lodge at a dance. As if all this wasn’t enough, the Kenton Elks offered another event in evidence of their appreciation of our youth and their acliievements; during Youth Week they staged the first in a series of weekly athletic programs for all boys of the community who are receiving supervised instruction in boxing, basketball and calisthenics.

August 1953

Soap Box Derby

Soap Box Derby

Committee Chairman N. M. Simpson with Russell Hiatt, Kenton, Ohio Lodge’s entrant in the Hardin County Scrap Box Derby.

May 1950

Sixtieth Anniversary Dinner

Sixtieth Anniversary Dinner

E.R. Parker Obenour and P.DiO. Ivan R. Hesson, with the forty-year members of Kenton, Ohio, Lodge at its Sixtieth Anniversary Dinner.