This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Elks National Soccer Shoot Program; the Tahoe/Douglas Elks’ youth soccer shoot takes place on Sept. 7 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.
The shoot is open to all players and divided into four age groups: 7 and under, 8-9, 10-11, and 12-13. First, second, and third place winners in each age category are awarded a medal, and first-place winners also receive a soccer ball. Participation is free.
The contest coincides with picture day for the local chapter of the American Youth Soccer Organization; players are invited to compete in the shoot following their team photos.
The final day to secure reservations for the Tahoe/Douglas Elks fourth annual Low County Shrimp Boil is Sept. 11. This event takes place Sept. 21 at the Lodge, 1227 Kimmerling Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos.
Doors open at 5 p.m. for social hour, followed by a Cajun-style supper. Cost is a $20 per person donation.
Mail checks to the Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge #2670, P.O. Box 143, Minden, Nevada 89423-0143. For information, call Dan at (775) 745-5619.
Bingo happens twice at the Elks Lodge this September; first on Friday the 6 and again on Friday the 20. Doors open at 5 p.m. with warm ups at 6; regular games get underway at 6:30. Players must be 21 and older.
A variety of snacks and beverages are available for purchase; coffee and pretzels are complimentary.
Proceeds from Elks events benefit a number of local programs for seniors, youth, and veterans.
Reprinted from Record-Courier August 29, 2019
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