Some Local History  

 

Wellington Elks Lodge, in Allisonville Ontario, posted October 2016

The October Massey Harris Ferguson collectors meeting was hosted by 4 couples from Prince Edward County, and held at the Wellington Elks Lodge in Allisonville, Ontario, formerly the Orange Lodge Hall in the early 1900s. There was once a thriving community in this area in the 1830s. In Allisonville there was a grist mill, saw mill, blacksmith shop, cheese factory, school house, shingle mill, a cooperage and a grocery store with the post office. This was run by the Boyd family until 1960. Only the Hall remains.

Wellington Elks Lodge #566 purchased the hall in 1985 and refurbished the hall to hold their B.B.Qs and Fish Frys, etc. to raise money for their charity work in the community. Individuals in the community are helped as well as local groups, P.E.C. hospital, Food Bank, etc. Wellington Elks run an annual Kids Fishing Derby and support our National Charity. More info, Events and Pictures can be found by clicking on Wellington Elks. The Elks of Canada have their National Charity, Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children, providing assistance for children under age 19. The fund also provides funding for speech and hearing disorder clinics, scholarships to students pursuing Masters Degree in Audio or Speech Language Pathology, and assistance in hearing aids and cochlear implants for individuals. Over the past 30 years $9,122,159.11 has been donated across Canada. Click on this link for the National Charity Elks Canada