SAVE THE MOOSE!
Hudson NY Moose Lodge 1184 is a fraternal organization dedicated to community service.
In June, the Building Inspector closed our lodge due to many building code and fire code violations by the landlord.
With our lodge closed during the important summer months, we have been unable to host the many community events that we usually do, including our softball tournaments, our community senior BBQs, and other fund raising events. These funds we normally raise during the summer go towards providing holiday meals for needy families at Thanksgiving, a Christmas party for underprivileged children, as well as the day to day expenses of operating our lodge and many other community service projects.
The landlord has almost completed the necessary repairs to bring the building into compliance with the codes, and we are getting ready to reopen the lodge. But after 4 months with no income at all, our bills have piled up and our bank account has been depleted. We are in desperate need of funds to catch up with our utility bills and to order food and beverage items to get the kitchen and social quarters ready to reopen so we can continue to generate revenue for our community projects.
What We Need & What You Get
Justin Weaver, AKA Girlgantua, has graciously organized GIRLGANTUA'S DRAG RACE.
GIRLGANTUA'S DRAG RACE is a one lap race around Hudson's 7th St Park... in heels! Straight, gay, queens, kings, all welcome! Wear some drag attire and heels and race with us! Performances in the park, a falafel ball eating contest all culminating in the most anticipated race in Hudson history! Proceeds go to the Hudson Moose Lodge renovation and reopening and to Hudson Pride Foundation. $25 gets you in the race and it also allows you or your business to sponsor a runner!
Even if you cannot enter the race or sponsor a runner, any contribution you make can help. Every dollar counts! Any proceeds above the amount needed by the Moose Lodge to reopen will go to the Hudson Pride Foundation. http://www.hudsonpridefoundation.org/
Other Ways You Can Help
If you are unable to participate or support us financially, won't you please share this on your Facebook wall and help spread the word?