The turnout, according to Past Exalted Ruler Tink Wilson, was due to the raffle for a Henry Gold 30.06 rifle bought by the lodge as a fundraiser for the ball, which raises funds for the lodge’s Christmas basket charity program and the Elks’ children’s party. Another top auction item was a Henry Gold .45 Colt rifle donated by Brad Knapp of Crossfire. There were also a number of auto-related items in the auction. Pictured above is Exalted Ruler Don Reed.
Chris Archuleta, right, a graduate of Meeker schools and a representative of Chevron, presented a check worth $15,000 to Iris Franklin, left, the president of the Meeker School District Board of Education, on Tuesday night.