CLEARWATER — The Sunshine City Elks Lodge #255 and Temple #168 held their Annual Oratorical contest on Sat., March 14.
The Lodge and Temple is headed by PGER Roy Williams and PGDR Mae Butler. Also in attendance was Fla. State Director PGER Joseph McFadden.
The Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World (IBPOE of W) is the largest predominately black fraternal organization the world. The 90th Annual Florida State Convention will be held in Tampa May 14 – 20.
The Elks sponsor extensive educational scholarship programs to assist in the development of our youth.
Winner Vivica Roberson will compete in the district contest April 12. The winner will advance to state contest and have a chance to reach the regional and national. The grand prize to the winner will be a $10,000 college scholarship.
A special thanks and appreciations go out to the community attendees and individuals serving as officials, judges and timekeepers.