60 Years Later, Fairbury Elks Lodge Continues to Improve its Appearance

FAIRBURY – In their 107th year, the Fairbury Elks Lodge members are seeing their 60-year-old building transform.

With some recent renovations, the building that has been at the corner of 6th and G Streets in Fairbury has received many compliments from visitors.

“We have recently completely redone our restroom area, our kitchen facilities, and our lodge room or ballroom, as we call it. We’re pretty proud of the improvements that we have made,” said Secretary Jim Schroeder.

The Elks Lodge continues its charitable work to this day, with scholarships and even a Teenager of the Month Program. They look for individuals that exemplify leadership, character, community service, citizenship and scholastic work.

Secretary Jim Schroeder has been with the Elks for more than 35 years. He has seen a great response out of the community, in regards to the recent building changes, but says the Elks is always looking for new, younger members.

“The events that we’ve had here, everyone is just ecstatic of how great and how much help its been to our lodge that we’ve got this done now. We just hope we can continue to go.”

The lodge continues to raise as much money as they can through a weekly hamburger night on Wednesdays, fundraisers, raffles and more.

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