Escondido, CA

Mortgage burning ceremony

Members of the Escondido Elks Lodge Saturday July 20 celebrated paying off the mortgage by performing a mortgage burning ceremony led by Exalted Ruler Terry Hache.  

Also performing the ceremony were Past Exalted Ruler Bob Whittaker at the Lodge Esquire, Past Exalted Ruler Glen Foss as the Esteemed Leading Knight, Past Exalted Ruler Steven Wagstaff as the Esteemed Lecturing Knight, Eva Hafezi as the Esteemed Loyal Knight and Kathy Barton as the Lodge Chaplain.  At the end of the ceremony, District Leader Bill Wiscovich gave a speech about the history of the Escondido Elks Lodge.

About 150 members and guests from Elk Lodges throughout the South Coast District came to see the ceremony and enjoy a hamburger cooked by the Elks’ very own “A” Team.

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