Kinderhook Elks Lodge presented their annual Flag Day ceremony to the public on June 12th. Elks have been performing this ceremony since 1911, years before the date on which the observance became a nation-wide practice by legal decree.

The day was cool, overcast and a little breezy but it turned out to be a perfect day to go fishing. Once again, John DeLong's picturesque pond made the perfect location for a spot of fishing.

This year was the 25th anniversary of the D.A.R.E. program at Ichabod Crane. The program was started in 1991 by Bill Vick and the Kinderhook Elks Lodge. 

At an Eagle Scout Award ceremony, ER Steve Race, presents Don Rothwein Jr., of Boy Scout Troop 113, with a certificate, a check, and a US flag previously flown over the capital.

The Lodge room was packed to capacity with members, their family and their friends for this year's installation of officers. The ceremony began at 3:30pm and lasted about 45 minutes.

The sun shone on the Easter Bunny this year as she sat with children on the bandstand in village square. Kinderhook Elks gave out ice cream and candy.

Every Tuesday evening during the winter months, St. Lukes Lutheran Church in Valatie hosts a community dinner. Each week, the meal is provided by a local organization. Last Tuesday was the turn of the Kinderhook Elks PERs Association.

On Sunday, January 24th, sevent new members were initiated at the Kinderhook Elks Lodge.

Veterans from the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center were invited to our Lodge for a birthday celebration today. Since we can't throw a birthday party for each of them on their individual birthdays, we decided to celebrate all their birthdays together.

Kinderhook Elks Lodge #2530 presented the Hudson Valley Blue Star Mothers, NY10 Chapter, with care-package items and a check for $600 to assist with their efforts this Christmas.