Woodapalooza Part Duex Rockin Fundraiser
August 29, 2015
By Derek Randles
Photos by Mike Klinger
On August 29th, your Mission Viejo Elks Lodge rocked the night away with three bands, and 5 hours of live music. The event: Woodapalooza Part Duex (II), named after member and drummer John Wood and this was the second installment and went off without a hitch. What a great time with live music, awesome friends, and a few new members. Thank you to Bill Bongartz and his kitchen crew Kevin Lindley, Julie Thomas, Mike and Linda Marquis – you all put out some great 8 oz Gourmet Burgers and Brats with all the fixin’s.
The three live bands kicked some serious rock and roll to the more than 300 in attendance, both members and guests. The patio was setup as an area to break away and have some good conversation with good friends. We had drink specials, special bottle service for wine varietals and blends, 300 Jell-O shots, and two extra beers on tap in the bird room. Thank you Whitney and Donne for keeping the crowd going with our portable bar and jockey box. Greeters and ticket specialists Brenda Reinke, and newer member Linda and her friend Dorothy raised 50/50 funds that went as a charity donation to the bands.
What a great event, and thank you John Wood and your three bands for kicking butt once again, and donating your time to the lodge – this is one of the biggest lodge fund raisers of the year, thank you ALL for your support. See you all at the Woodapalooza de Tres!
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