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In this world of “what can you do for me?” Bon Ami Temple #49 I.B.P.O.E. of W. (Improved, Benevolent, Protective Order of Elks of the World) took on the theme of “Is there anything I can do to help?”

In an effort to give flowers while you still smell them, on March 27 at the Olympia Banquet Hall in East Pittsburgh, three community leaders were honored. The 2010 entrepreneur award went to Dorian Harris, (franchise owner of Coverall Cleaning Concepts).


The former president of the Hill House Association, Evan Frazier was recognized for Civic Service. Frazier is now senior vice president of Community Affairs for Highmark. For continued support to community service, Eleanor Anthony was presented the community service award.

Elkdom awards, Mr. Elk and Ms. Elk were presented to Brother James Payne (Booker T. Washington Lodge #218) and Daughter Willa Graves (Mosiwidael Temple #38). Bon Ami Temple #49 also presented a charitable donation of $1,000 to Woman’s Space East, WSE offers living space to women and their children who have been abused.

Brother James Griffin, state president, West Virginia, served as master of ceremonies. He was introduced by Daughter Arlene Galmer.

“Good Daughter and Good Brother Awards” were presented to Daughter Marge Wright Eubanks (Bon Ami Temple #49) and Brother Mike Ferguson (Chief Antler, Steel City Council #8).

Family and friends of Bon Ami Temple #49 and the honorees enjoyed a delightful meal and the fellowship of the large crowd.

Closing remarks were delivered by Daughter Lois Jean Curry (state president, Daughters of the PA State Association), Daughter Ruler Arlene D. Galmer and event chairs: Audrey L. Harris Smith and Daughter Theresa J. Mickle. The benediction was delivered by Bon Ami Chaplain, Daughter Louise Robinson.

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