February 2-4: Central Atlantic Regional Moose Pool Tournament

Thanks to all the pool shooters for a great tournament.

Congratulations to Roanoke Moose Lodge 284 Team 3 (Cory and Shane Wolford, Doug Carter, and Tom Reid) for taking home first place in the 4-person team category, and to Don Williams for placing fifth in the 8-ball singles. Congrats Roanoke Moose Lodge 284 Pool Shooters. Enjoy this short little video of some of the cool shots taken throughout the weekend.

News and Events

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February 9: Valentine’s Events 2018

Valentine’s Dinner

Valentine's Dinner 2018
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With Valentine’s Day being a Wednesday this year, the men and women of lodge 284 got creative with our Valentines event and decided to host a joint adult dinner / kids party event in the lodge on Friday, February 9th.

Bring your children to the Kids Night Out party taking place in the Grand Event Hall while you enjoy a lovely adult-only Valentine’s Dinner in the social quarters.

Kids Night Out!

Click on this flyer to open a larger version.In conjunction with the adult-only Valentine’s Dinner, we are hosting a FREE Kids Night Out party on February 9th! We invite you to bring your kids to this event while you enjoy a quiet dinner in the social quarters*. We will have adult staff on site to watch and entertain your children in the Grand Event Hall! Tentative activities planned include Kids Karaoke, a Bouncy House, a Movie and a number of activities and games!
*This is not intended to be a kid-drop-off event; it is offered in conjunction with the Valentine’s Dinner in the social quarters.

January 18: In memory of our Mountain Man

We were saddened to hear that our dear friend and moose brother Steve “Mountain Man” Blevins passed away on Thursday, January 18th, 2018. He was usually the first to greet new guests in the lodge and was always ready and willing to help with any event. We will miss our dear “mountain man”.

The crowd streamed in for dinner and the Hoe Down event held in his honor. The kitchen was slammed and we appreciate everyone who helped out with serving, cooking, and handling the seemingly non-stop pile of dishes. It was heartwarming to see such a great turnout for this event, and we know his family really appreciated seeing the love we all have for our “Mountain Man.”

The fundraiser was extremely successful – with $4,000 going to the family – and we thank everyone who donated baskets and gift cards and all the volunteers who helped with the fundraising aspect for the evening, especially Ruth and Heidi, who kept track of the raffle items as they were won and the auction items as they were sold. It’s events like this when you feel really proud to be a Moose.

We received the following notes from Steve’s daughter, nephew, and brother:

I personally want to thank the Roanoke Moose Lodge in having the celebration on Saturday honoring my dad, Steven Blevins. We truly appreciate everything you did for our family. You guys were great friends to dad and he truly loved going to the moose lodge. Words cannot express our appreciation for each and every one of you guys at the moose lodge. Thank you, Brianna Blevins

I want to take a moment here. On January 18th, 2018 my uncle, Steve Blevins, passed away. In his honor, this past Saturday, on the 27th, a celebration and silent auction was held that was a huge success. I want take this time to thank the Roanoke Moose Lodge 284 for all they did. Eli Blevins

On behalf of the Family I just wanted to say thank you for the love and generosity you showed when this was taken and since then; from the wonderful songs to the hugs, tears, stories and laughs we shared as we remembered Steve and how much he means to us all. He will be greatly missed but with a new body in heaven there will be no more hurt. His memories and smile I will carry forever and as I may have lost a brother and you a dear friend we all have gained an angel watching over us. Thank You once again for everything you’ve done for us and for showing Steve so much love. Jason Blevins

a look back at 2017

You know, we say it often here at Roanoke Moose Lodge 284… this is a happening place on top of the hill. Just how much stuff happens here is sometimes tough to fathom until you see it all presented in a nice package with a pretty little bow on top. That’s what we have here… a 9 minute package full of events for the year. And that’s not all of them. We encourage you to watch it – it’s just a small glimpse, but it tells a great story of 284 in 2017.

With more than 20 benefit banquets, fundraiser events, and memorials; 5 weddings and quinceaneras; 18 dance events; some big events in the latter part of the year with 3 Dog Celebration and Elite Warrior Challenge; and not to forget our epic kids events for Easter, Halloween and Christmas, we had the joint jumping almost every weekend. And that’s just the big hall. Add the Jack Bess Room with more than 30 events and the many parties at the pool and Pavilion to the mix, we were often hosting more than 2-3 events at the same time.

And let’s also take a moment to remember our huge efforts for Hurricane Harvey Relief where we all pulled together for a solid week for the people in Houston, TX who received more than 55,500 lbs of supplies when they were in dire need. It’s truly a blessing to be a member of Roanoke Moose Lodge 284, and we hope that you will take the time and watch the video to remind yourself of all our accomplishments as a strong Moose family.