In anticipation and celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of theBenevolent Protective order of the Elk’s Penn Yan Lodge #1722 on July 17, 1947, the lodge will host a free open house Saturday, July 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the lodge at 133 Main Street.

Hors d’oeuvres served from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. followed by some favorite summer foods, including a pig roast by Willy Allison of the Valley Inn, plus hot dogs, hamburgers, and summer salads, served from 1 - 3 p.m.

Games including corn hole and ladder golf will be played from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. A silent auction of desserts will be called at noon, 2 p.m. & 4 p.m., and there will be live music played by The Cool Club Quartet with Marilla Lipker playing from noon - 3 p.m., followed by remarks & recognition of what individuals and groups of Elks have achieved in those 70 years since the Penn Yan Lodge #1722 was founded.