#Activate10: Lander Elks plan community meal giveaway on May 1

    “Our community is large and wildly diverse, which is at the same time our strength and our weakness. #Activate10 is a movement seeking to increase communication between individuals and organizations across Fremont County and to promote positive action in our communities.”

    (Lander, WY) – Starting at 5:30 pm on Saturday, May 1 the Lander B.P.O.E. Lodge #2317 is holding a community meal giveaway for the second year in a row.

    The meal consists of half of a smoked chicken (enough for two), a generous portion of coleslaw and potato salad as well as a brownie cookie for dessert.

    The lodge is located at the corner of N 5th and Lincoln Street. Folks are asked to line up their vehicles down Lincoln to help avoid traffic congestion. Walkups are also welcome this year and are asked to go to the back door.

    They have 175 meals that are first-come, first-serve, and folks will be served in the order they arrive no matter if they are walkup or drive-up, shared Lodge Trustee Kary Sommers. There is a maximum of 4 meals per vehicle/walkup.

    Volunteers will help manage both the drive-ups and walkups so there is no jumping the line. Drive-ups are also asked to remain in their vehicle.

    “We are grateful for our Wyoming State Elks Association for providing us the opportunity to apply for this community grant again this year,” Sommers said. “We thought it was great to repeat the positive energy and feed the community and frankly, feeding the community just feels good.”

    Those interested in volunteering are welcome to meet at the Lander B.P.O.E. Lodge #2317 at 4:30 pm. Donations are also appreciated, but not necessary.

    It was a popular event last year, Sommers explained, so folks should plan ahead.

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