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Escondido Elks Lodge sponsors veterans to a fishing trip



above: Some of the Elks Lodge members and VA Staff and Volun­teers.

above: Some of the Elks Lodge members and VA Staff and Volun­teers.

On July 21, 15 Escondido Elks Lodge members accompanied 27 disabled military veterans and their staff and aides on a Sport Fishing trip in the Pacific Ocean aboard the vessel Double Down.

This expedition provided space on boat, bait and tackle and lunch for local service members. The outing was a success as 83 Calico Bass were caught.

The catch of the day, a

right: Glen Foss with 50-pound White Sea bass.

right: Glen Foss with 50-pound White Sea bass.

50-pound White Sea Bass was caught by Escondido Elks Lodge mem­ber and Past Exalted Ruler Glen Foss.

Conversations with hospital patients were emo­tionally rewarding as many had not been on an ocean going vessel in a long time, let alone caught fish. According to Ellen Berman, the VA Hospital recreational therapist, both events were very suc­cessful and all attendees had a wonderful time.




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