On Saturday, October 5, 2019, the Vienna Moose Lodge participated in the Town of Vienna's Oktoberfest celebration. This was the second year that the lodge participated. It was a great time. The lodge had a booth that showcased our involvement in Vienna, our community service, our volunteering, and our donations to our community. We had so many community members come up to ask about the Moose Fraternity and what we were all about.
Yes, we told them about Mooseheart and Moosehaven, the children and seniors entrusted to our care, Camp Ross, and how we have been involved as a lodge since 1958. During this day we passed out candy to the kids, water bottles to help everyone stay hydrated, bowls of water for our K9 friends, but most of all we were there to pass out Child ID and Senior ID kits. We had a great turnout for the kits. We managed to produce 17 kits.
We know that during an emergency, time is precious and important. When someone we love is missing the longer we take to find that person the farther away, they may travel. So, a quick response is very important. With more than 2,100 children reported missing to authorities each day, it is important to be prepared. We like the fact that our lodge helped prepare families for something we all hope will never be needed. But we know having an ID Kit will greatly assist in the emergency response and recovery effort when needed.
We did have a large number of attendees asking about ID kits for pets. We are looking into this for next year. We also plan on bringing dog bones too! We want to thank all the members that helped out this last weekend. We could not have done this without your continued support. The Town of Vienna and our lodge are lucky to have you!