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Garden Grove Elks Lodge 1952 won O C Ritual Contest

by: Ericka Flores
Posted: May 22, 2017

GARDEN GROVE...The B.P.O.E. Ritual Contest is held once a year by the Elks all over the nation and is an integral part of Elkdom.  Each district, state and grand lodge holds this  contest each year.  Each lodge provides participants  in each of the events that they qualified to. 

L-R: First row 1 are David Skelton, DDGER, coach, Anthony Manzo, Loyal Knight, Sherrie Larson, Leading Knight, Mark Mahoney, Exalted Ruler, Karen Lewin, PER Candidate, Tina Duarte, Tiler, Jim Anderson, PER, coach. The second row are Randy Eldridge, PER, coach, Eric Skillman, Esquire, Skip Sjoberg, Inner Guard, Tony Lopez, Lecturing Knight, and Dean Johnson, Chaplain.

Garden Grove Elks Lodge #1952 participated in the local contest held in Santa Ana, and took 1st place in the Orange Coast District Elk Rituals.  This qualified the lodge for the state contest.  Garden Grove Elks Lodge #1952 took 2nd at the State Convention Rituals in Palm Springs, CA.  Mark Mahoney, Exalted Ruler and Anthony Manzo took 1st in officers event and David Skelton, DDGER took 1st as Coach.

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