Mountain Mayhem: Aspen Elks Ski Picnic
The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks 224 hosted their annual ski picnic at West Buttermilk on Sunday, March 13, on a beautiful bluebird day.
Open to members of the Aspen Elks and the public, the tradition – which was greatly missed the past couple of years – was a welcome addition to the social calendar this spring. Known for being engaging members of their communities with service as a hallmark of each lodge, the Elks are doers, movers and shakers, which was visible with all the volunteers who made the picnic a possibility. I recently joined the Elks and am most excited about exploring ways to give back through the various volunteer opportunities they orchestrate from welcoming veterans to town to decorating the lodge for the holidays to lending a helping hand at events.
The best part about each lodge is the role it plays as a place “where neighbors come together, families share meals and children grow up,” as described by the national Elks website.