PRINEVILLE, OR -- the Prineville ELKS Club will host a fundraiser this weekend to help a group dubbed the 'Ladies on Wheels' ... three women who've handed out nearly 10,000 free lunches for the homeless in Prineville.
Bob Helton, an ELKS Knight, watched the ladies in action and decided he wanted to be part of their mission. "They don't do this for any notoriety or anything. They're just very wonderful ladies who have taken it upon themselves and out of their own pocketbooks to help these people that are less fortunate."
Saturday evening's fundraiser includes a brisket dinner, dessert auction and silent auction ... it begins at 5, at the ELKS Fraternal Lodge in Prineville, and the public is invited. Tickets are $12 and all proceeds go to the 'Ladies on Wheels.'
Helton says the Ladies deserve support as their mission is important to the area. "The ELKS, here in Prineville and all over, helping other people is the core of elkdom. And, I thought, well, as wonderful as these ladies are, we should put on a fundraiser for them, so Saturday, September 30th, we're going to have a beef brisket dinner, and all the proceeds go to these ladies."
To donate to the Ladies on Wheels, drop something by the ELKS Lodge in Prineville, or send a check to Prineville Elks at PO Box 538 Prineville, Oregon 97754.