With snacks by their sides and daubers in their hands, the Colorado County Clerks Association was ready to play some bingo Tuesday night at the Elks Lodge in Salida.
But before the action began, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams took center stage with Brandi Pugh, the exalted ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge No. 808. Williams thanked the Elks for hosting the clerks for an evening of bingo, and he paid tribute to the Elks, which last month celebrated its 150th anniversary.
“I admire your organization for its commitment to helping others,” said Williams, who read a letter listing the many ways the Elks contribute to their communities.
Pugh was equally complimentary.
“It was a great night,” she said. “Wayne is an awesome guy and everyone seemed to have a ton of fun.”
Among those enjoying himself was Dwight Shellman, the secretary of state’s county support manager, who offered his own brand of play-by-play via Twitter.
— Dwight Shellman (@DwightShellman) August 22, 2018