The annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast was held on Saturday, November 10, in the ballroom at the Elks. Club Manager Sue Buroker and her crew of volunteers served a delicious breakfast buffet which was enjoyed by all. There were 84 in attendance including veterans and families, Elks, helpers and Blue Star Mothers. The Kenton High School JROTC under the direction of CPT. Federle presented the flag of our country and the various service flags while the group sang service songs. The National Anthem was sun and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all. Each veteran was introduced and gave his/her branch of service and service dates.
The morning’s program included comments by ER Todd Daquino and Roger Crowe and concluded with a patriotic cantata, “American Dreamers”, by the Elks mixed chorus under the direction of Sue Buroker and featured solos by Connie Beazley, Nate Davis and Jerry Haudenschield. Following the breakfast, 10 participants boarded a charter bus for a day’s outing at the Civil War Museum in Tiffin. Snacks and beverages were provided by the Club.
After the tour of the museum, the group was hosted by the Tiffin Elks Lodge and enjoyed dinner before returning to Kenton.
Thanks to all who made the day a success. They included ER Todd Daquino, Nate Davis, D. Jack Buroker, Kevin McPherson, David Beazley, Jerry Haudenschield, Judy Faulkner, Earl LeVan, Nancy LeVan, Roger Crowe, Anda Tudor, Dee Park, the Mixed Chorus, JROTC, Robert and Sherrie Stegmeier, Bob and Adeline Terry and the Blue Star Mothers. Special thanks to Sue Buroker for the meal and the music, Vic and Grace Dodds for the beautiful table decorations and the meat, and Co Chairman Julie Crowe, who, among other things, was able to get us a Freedom Grant from the Elks National Foundation and arranged the bus trip. We are truly blessed to have those willing to give of their time.
Veteran’s Service Chairman