Elks Gets Revved up with Blessing of the Bikes

June 12, 2015

by Jon Tripp

The Derry-Salem Elks held their annual Blessing of the Bikes BBQ on Saturday, June 6, at their Shadow Lake Road lodge.  The served up a selection of BBQ meats along with beans, corn on the cob, coleslaw, corn bread, and watermelon.  The George Williams Band, along with the occasional friend from the audience, provided entertainment for the day.  After dinner, Father Tom Frink of the Saints Mary and Joseph Parish said a prayer for the riders and blessed all of the bikes with holy water.  The Elks use the proceeds from the event to fund various projects and events that they organize throughout the year.