SUBMITTED BY PHYLLIS CALDWELL –
Mena Elks Lodge 781 held their annual Hoop Shoot on January 18th at the Hatfield Gym. The Hoop Shoot is the qualifying event for participants to move to the state finals being held this year in Hot Springs on February 7.
Winners are Lacy Floyd – Girls 8/9 year old division, Michael Sullivan – Boys 8/9 year old division, Jake Lyle – Boys 10/11 year old division, Sophie Jackson – Girls 12/13 year old division and Brady Lyle – Boys 12/13 year old division.
Winners will compete against winners from throughout the state. State winners qualify to move to the regional Hoop Shoot Competition being held in Paris, TN in March.
Regional finalists then move to the National Hoop Shoot Competition held in Springfield, Massachusetts in April.
All expenses for competitors are paid by the local, state and regional Elks Associations. Just another way Elks show that “Elks Care, Elks Share”.