Our Day Community Opportunities Program (DCOP) of Warren and Saratoga, counties were treated to a Valentine’s Day dance and luncheon, courtesy of the Clifton Park Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of Lodge 2466. The groups assembled at the Lodge,  excitedly greeting their friends from other counties and spending time catching up on each other’s news.

They were then treated to a delicious lunch including pasta, meatballs, sausage and peppers, two different kinds of chicken, and more. Everyone agreed that the feast was as delicious as it was abundant.

Afterward, they jumped onto the dance floor to sing, dance, and have fun together. It is obvious that this group really knows how to party!

This exciting party was all thanks to Bob Lumpkins (Lumpy) and Elks Lodge 2466. Bob said that our DCOP teams do extraordinary volunteer work at the Lodge, cleaning and setting up for BINGO and dinner. This inspired the Elks to give back to the program by writing a grant to help pay for some of the DCOP activities.

The grant covered the costs of this thank you luncheon where the attendees were warmly welcomed as extended members of their Elk family. In addition, they presented a $1,700 check to Living Resources for future DCOP activities.

Frank Prevratil, Director of Living Resources Day Services, thanked Lumpy, saying that Living Resources and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks have much in common, most notably, that we both have a gift for helping people, spreading kindness, and spreading love.

A special thanks to Bob and all the Clifton Park Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of Lodge 2466 for helping to spread love on Valentine’s Day and beyond!