CALABASH—When comes to Calabash Elks Lodge No. 2679, a lot has happened in a quarter-century.
Birthed in February 1984 in a local barbershop and reared in the seafood capital of the world, the lodge has blossomed from nearly losing its charter to the largest in the east district with more than 1,100 members.
It’s a rich history commemorated in the lodge’s many books at its now flourishing headquarters on Carter Drive.
This week, lodge members are celebrating that history with a party honoring original charter members this Friday, Feb. 27.