Elks Lodge to host comedy night benefit Feb. 11

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Joel Lindley

The Penn Yan Elks Lodge #1722 is hosting a “Comedy Night” Saturday, Feb. 11, starring standup comedian Joel Lindley, known from his appearances on Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central, Evening at the Improv, and as a regular on radio’s The Bob & Tom Show. 

Emceed by local funnyman Bob Kurz, the dinner-show is a benefit for the Elks National Foundation.

Since its founding in 1928, the mission of the Elks National Foundation is to help Elks Clubs build stronger communities by investing in communities where Elks live and work. They help youth develop lifelong skills, send students to college, meet the needs of today’s veterans, support the charitable work of the state Elks associations, and fund projects that improve the quality of life in local communities.

Since inception, the ENF has contributed $455.4 million toward Elks charitable projects nationwide. Today there are more than 100,000 active donors. This year, the ENF allocated $9.77 million to fund the Community Investments Program, investing in Elks communities through grants for Elks Lodges. Community Investments Program grants offer local lodges an opportunity to serve their communities in ways that will energize the membership, encourage former members to return to the fold, and gain the notice of people who want to be part of an organization that’s doing great things.

Like all Elks, the Foundation believes that charity is the greatest of all virtues, and that by sharing and giving, we have the power to replace sorrow and despair with hope and confidence. Donations to the Foundation help them fund programs that match their cornerstone values of knowledge, integrity, and community.

Be there

What: Comedy Night starring Joel Lindley

When: Feb. 11; dinner at 6 p.m.; show at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Penn Yan Elks Lodge, 133 Main St.

Tickets: $20 per person

Menu: Baked ham, Aunt Ruby’s Chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad bar