Moose Family Center Announces Centennial Date
For the City Times
Submitted by David Bigalke
STEVENS POINT — The Stevens Point Moose Family Center 1572 & Chapter 311 is recommitting itself to the community.
As they prepare for their centennial anniversary year, the members have engaged in an event for the community nearly every month. This centennial will kick off June 23 with a fun-filled event of games, entertainment, and food for all.
Starting last year they added local veterans’ breakfasts every April and October; this is an addition to the quarterly King Vets’ meals and Christmas event. The members have had semi-annual YMCA Special Olympics Charcoal Painting fundraisers – with the next painting event scheduled for April 21. Currently, the local police are scheduled for a K-9 unit fundraiser and presentation on Wednesday, March 7 at approximately 6pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, and those community members wishing to contribute to the K-9 unit may do so through attending bi-monthly broasted chicken dinners 4:30-7pm. For dining, RSVPs are required before March 7.
Over the last 5 summers the Stevens Point Moose has raised over $1,200 annually to support Youth Area Football, Samoset Boy Scout Council, and other youth sports. This summer’s fund-raising efforts are already in the works. Check with us after Easter for details on winning large HD TVs, casino certificates, tools, toys or cash.
Over the next couple of months, the Loyal Order of the Moose #1572 and the Women of the Moose Chapter #311 will be hosting a series of events to serve both the community and Moose International. “We also host events for several conservation groups, such as the 12 Apostles, Walleyes for Tomorrow, and Ducks Unlimited,” the Lodge’s Governor proudly stated. Recently, we held a special Valentine’s Day meal and the Kid’s Ice Fisheree and are preparing for the Annual Mooseheart Kid’s Visit. Mooseheart is a facility that Moose International’s 1500 loyal orders and chapters fund to help children in need of a stable, supportive, and educational environment.
Soon-to-come events are the St. Patrick’s Day dinner, annual “All-You-Can-Eat Beef Fest,” and Easter festivities for members and qualified guests. For over a quarter century, these events have benefited members and friends and have helped maintain the lodge to enable them to host regular community service events.
Any inquiries of dates and times of community-minded events hosted by your Stevens Point Moose Family Center are welcomed. Feel free to call at 715-344-3224, or access their website at www.moose1572.com.