Encinitas Elks to host Western Shindig Oct. 3 benefiting children’s charity


The Encinitas Elks Lodge is holding a Western Shindig for their state’s major charity project.

This year’s Western Shindig Fundraiser will be held from 3:30-10 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Encinitas Elks Lodge, 1393 Windsor Road. This event is open to the community and will include dinner, silent and live auctions as well as a celebrity look-alike band, “Left Coast Willie & Friends.”

Since its inception in 1950, well over 1 million children have been provided therapy through the California-Hawaii Elks’ Major Project, Inc., a registered 501(c)3 that provides free home-based occupational, physical and speech therapy for children from birth to 21 years, as well as preschool vision screening

The Encinitas Elks provide more than 14,000 therapy sessions per year, and more than 50,000 children are screened for vision problems.

“Our lives are forever changed because of your amazing Association. Your generosity and dedication to the therapeutic needs of our girls have been an immeasurable gift to our family and for this, we are eternally grateful,” said Melissa, the mother of twins Peyton and Jayden, of Clovis, who are receiving occupational therapy from the project.

For information about attending this event or scheduling a vision screening for your preschool, contact event coordinator Vicki at or call 480-430-4760. For information about the Elks National Organization, go to For information on your local Encinitas Lodge, visit or email