SNS Staff

Area veterans recently were surprised with gifts from the Shawnee Elks Lodge.

“We visited some local veterans and delivered care packages to our local American heroes,” Elks Lodge member Dan Dittmeier said.

Members Russell Lupton and Dittmeier delivered bags of goodies to more than 30 American patriots residing at local assisted-living homes in the Shawnee area.

“The Elks Lodge supports all veterans of war and recognizes their heroic efforts,” Dittmeier said.