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Elks Upcoming Rummage Sales Among Charity Events

A new fundraising event will see Noblesville Elks Lodge members cleaning their closets, garages and basements in search of items to sell to raise money for charity.

The Elks Lodge No. 576 is calling this event the “Elks Purge Rummage Sale” and will be the first-time sale for charity the next two Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 10 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17. The sale is open to the public and will take place at the Elks Lodge, 35 S. Ninth St., next to The Levinson in downtown Noblesville.

All proceeds will go to Elks’ annual charity awards.

There will be no clothing. But there will be household items, tools, kitchen items and much more, said sale organizer Treva Vallier, a Lodge member, said. “We will have a variety of items from purses, tools, books, yard tools, kitchen items and more.”

(The Times photo courtesy of Betsy Reason)
The Noblesville Elks Lodge No. 576 will have a first-time Elks Purge Rummage Sale the next two Saturday at the Lodge at 35 S. Ninth St., Noblesville.

Vallier is the chair for the Lodge’s activities committee that plans events for the club throughout the year. She’s been chairing the committee for the Elks the past two years. “I really enjoy being a member,” she said.

All proceeds will go to the Lodge’s charity fund to be distributed at the end of the year. In 2021, the Noblesville Elks made a donation to Prevail victims-assistance group in Noblesville.

The upcoming rummage sale is among several charity Elks Lodge fundraisers and activities.

The Lodge’s 36th annual Steve Renner Charity Golf Outing for Cancer Research Golf Outing, which is every year in August, took place Aug. 22. The benefit is every year in August.

There are lots of activities going on at the Elks for folks who are interested in getting involved there.

Euchre starts this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Lodge with a tournament  monthly until February, scheduled for the second Saturday of each month for $6 per person per month, with $5 going toward the monthly prizes and $1 each month goes to a Grand Prize in February. Also, bar bingo happens on the last Saturday night of each month

The Lodge recently awarded a $2,500 grant to Feedingteam.org to partner to make a positive difference in the lives of Hamilton County neighbors. The grant will be used to get food that will be distributed in local pantries to the 48 pantries in service. The pantries exist, to meet the food insecurity needs of gap families, neighbors that may not qualify for public assistance and could use a few meals before payday, according to Feedingteam.org founders and Elks members Mark and Lisa Hall of Noblesville, who are organizing a free Feedingteam.org Music Festival 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 1 at Federal Hill Commons in Noblesville, with attendees invited to donate nonperishables.

Next up, the Lodge’s NFL Auction just started on Wednesday night which also was the date for the Queen of Hearts drawing that will continue on Wednesday nights. Also, upcoming is the Elks NFL Pick’em pool. Members test their skills and football knowledge by picking NFL games weekly with weekly payouts, with 10 percent going to Elks charities.

Noblesville Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest for kids also takes place each December at the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville.

Every lodge observes June 14 as Flag Day, a tradition which the Elks began in 1907 and was later adopted.

The Elks, which is the largest and most active fraternal organization in the United States, is the second largest organization to give money to cancer research, which is the Elks’ biggest mission, as well as youth activities.

The Lodge is always about helping the community, without wanting to be recognized. This year, Noblesville Elks Lodge recently had its Elks Challenge fundraiser at Topgolf in Fishers and presented a check for $15,897 to the Noblesville Fueled for School organization. The Fueled for School program is for local students needing meals on weekends (www.fueledforschool.org) and has grown to serve middle-school students.

The Elks is always seeking new members. The next meeting is at 7:20 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Lodge. Guests are invited.

Contact Betsy Reason at betsy@thetimes24-7.com. She is a member of the Noblesville Elks Lodge of about 18 years.

Want TO GO?

What: Elks Purge Rummage Sale.

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 10 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17.

Where: Noblesville Elks Lodge No. 576, 35 S. Ninth St., Noblesville.

Info: 317-773-4182.