To MOOSE LODGE
STORM Damage Recovery
SUNDAY is the Day for new beginnings; the day for neighbors to
reach out to neighbors with a helping hand and rebuild, restore and renew.
afternoon, April 14th at 1:00 P.M., the American Legion Post #584 is
hosting a fundraiser event for the Big Bear Moose Lodge and the Women of the
Moose Chapter #359. The public is
invited to join the community support with contributing to the Rebuild & Renew the Fawnskin Moose lodge.
It’ll all be happening in Big Bear Lake at the American Legion Post #584,
located at 41606
Big Bear Boulevard, phone 909-866-4845.
Photos courtesy of Dave Emig
The Community Get Together and Fundraiser will be serving up a
cooked-on- site, awesome Lunch and Dinner, beginning at 1:00 P.M. The $8.00 per
person meal will include Mexican Carnitas, Chicken & Carne Asada, Enchiladas,
rice with beans, fresh salad, chips and salsa and Homemade Tortillas, all prepared
by the Big
Bear Lake Loyal Order of Moose #2085 members. Live Music & Karaoke provided by Monolo
will make this an afternoon of celebration of entertainment that includes the famous
Fawnskin Moose races, lots of opportunity drawings, throughout the day plus an
opportunity drawing for a special wheelbarrow full of select livations.
of many February 2019 storm-damaged structures in Big Bear Valley was the
historic, 90 year-old Lodge that houses the Big Bear Lake Loyal Order of Moose
#2085, located in the community of Fawnskin.
February 14th it seemed the entire San Bernardino Mountains were hit
by one gigantic windy snow storm.
Reports of power poles, large trees and structural damages were called
into utility companies, fire departments and law enforcement agencies. Residents and motorists were cautioned of the
potential flooding and personal safety threats.
70-mile per hour hurricane-like wind, during a torrential downpour snapped in-half and
fell through the Moose Lodge. The tree first went through the 2nd story
apartment in the back of the building. It was so large that when it finally
landed it spread over the pool table room and kids play room and part of a
branch went through the kitchen wall destroying our commercial 3 door
refrigerator and shelving units. It caused major structural damage throughout
the main dining area. Noticeable, new cracks are now appearing where mold
from the water damage is setting in. Damage to the lodge was prematurely
estimated in the upwards of over 150,000.00+.
the necessary rear of the structure, it is an opportune time to update the
interior as well. Enlarging the bar and
expanding the dining area would give more space for entertaining, but will also
be an additional construction expense.
It’s estimated that
the reconstruction period could take one year or more, while the meetings and
activities by the Big
Bear Moose Lodge and the Women of the Moose Chapter #359 have relocated to the
North Shore Tavern, south of Fawn Park on North Shore Drive.
members with the communities and gracious neighbors are appreciative of all the
contributions to the Building Fund. The
American Legion and the Moose both extend a special invitation to attend the
Edited by E T Russell
Contributors: Michele Metcalf and Dave