Veterans Day event is designed to honor and show gratitude to those who served our nation

ATASCADERO — The Atascadero Elks Lodge #2733 is gearing up for its Annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner, set to take place on Nov. 11. This event, designed to honor and show gratitude to our nation’s veterans, is open to all veterans and their caregivers, free of charge. The Atascadero Elks Lodge, located at 1516 El Camino Real, will host this memorable occasion, welcoming veterans and their loved ones to join in the celebration.

The evening will commence with a social gathering at 5 p.m., followed by a program starting at 5:30 p.m., and concluding with a hearty dinner. The dinner, which features a delicious spaghetti feast, is available to non-veterans for a nominal fee of $12. To ensure your spot at this special event, please remember to RSVP by Nov. 7 by calling (805) 466-3557.

“Veterans Day is an important day not only for the Elks Lodge but for our community and the entire country,” expressed Atascadero Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler Ronnie Maxwell. “It is important that we never forget the sacrifices that our veterans have made so that we all have the freedoms that we enjoy every day.”


The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, both nationally and locally, remains dedicated to the well-being and recognition of veterans. As part of their commitment, the Atascadero Elks Lodge annually hosts the Veterans Appreciation Dinner, along with the Veterans Car Show on Father’s Day. Moreover, they continuously introduced additional programs, such as the Warbirds Museum Tour, which offered free museum entrance and complimentary breakfast and lunch for all veterans last year.

Since its establishment in 1987, the Atascadero Elks Lodge has made significant contributions to various community programs, including youth activities, local sports, assistance for handicapped and underprivileged children, patriotic initiatives, and veterans’ support programs. Additionally, the Elks actively participate in drug awareness programs within local schools and distribute dictionaries to all third-graders in the area.

The Atascadero Elks Lodge, founded on Sept. 26, 1987, is committed to promoting values like charity, justice, brotherly love, and fidelity. Their mission extends to recognizing a belief in God, fostering member welfare and happiness, enhancing American patriotism, cultivating fellowship, and ensuring the perpetuation of their fraternal organization. Above all, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America is dedicated to serving the people and communities through benevolent programs, exemplifying the spirit of giving and community support.

As the Veterans Appreciation Dinner approaches, the Atascadero Elks Lodge encourages the community to join them in honoring and expressing gratitude to our veterans, recognizing the immense sacrifices they’ve made for our freedom and the values we hold dear. This event serves as a testament to the unwavering commitment of the Elks Lodge in supporting and celebrating the veterans who have served our nation with honor and distinction.

Feature Image: The Atascadero Elks Lodge #2733 will be the site for the Annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner on Nov. 11. Contributed Photo