Elks hosting fish fry and dance

CALUMET — Celebrating 150 years of Elks charitable work, the local Copper Country 404 Lodge will host a fish fry and dance this Friday.

The event is open to all and will run from 5 p.m. to midnight, with the meal from 5-8 p.m. and dance from 8 p.m. to midnight.

The lodge often holds fish frys to raise money for charitable causes funded by the ELKs organization, notably college scholarships.

Locally the Elks are involved with Copper Country Autism Awareness, hoop shoots, host an annual children’s Christmas party and sponsor two area little league teams in Houghton and in Calumet.

“We’ve been partnering with some autism awareness groups and we’ve been successful in sponsoring the fun day at the Mine Shaft Restaurant. We do that once a year and then we’re holding swimming fun days at the Holiday Inn so that families that have autistic children they come and they enjoy a day out,” member Dave Sladek said.

The 404 also is involved with the boy scouts and drug awareness programs.

For anyone interested but unable to attend this fish fry there will be other opportunities.

“We’re going to be doing another fish fry March 2 in conjunction with the sled dog 150,” Sladek explained.

No pre-registry is necessary for attendance.