Courtesy photo/Ken Curto
Pictured from left to right:  Exalted Ruler Alan Lafferty, Jay Gubler, April Bath

Courtesy photo/Ken Curto
Picture left to right: PER Bob Marcum, Exalted Ruler Alan Lafferty, Sarah Ledoux.

Ely Elks Lodge #1469 awarded local Citizen of the Year and Volunteer of the Year awards on February 17, in conjunction with the 150th birthday of the Order of Elks.

The Elks also featured the oldest and youngest Elks members at the event.

The annual Citizen of the Year was presented to April Bath, wife of Andy Bath.  April has been involved with the CACH program since 2011, she is the PTO President for David E. Norman school, volunteered with the Ely Volunteer Fire Department, chaired the annual BBQ for Ely Rancher/Businessman, a member of PEO Chapter C and integral in the annual fashion show at Bristlecone Convention Center.

The Volunteer of the Year was presented to Jay Gubler. Gubler has been employed at Robinson Mine for 12 years.  He has coached Little League baseball for seven years and the White Pine All-Stars for two years.  He has coached White Pine Junior wrestling for six years and coaches football and wrestling at White Pine Middle School. Gubler also volunteers with Boy Scout Troop 68 and has been a Scoutmaster for a scout troop.

The oldest and youngest Elks members were PER Bob Marcum at age 97 and youngest member Sarah Ledoux at 35.

Several people attended the 150th birthday and refreshments were served by Lodge officers and members.