Frank "Cheech" DeFazio,PDD - CEA Veterans Leather Program

On April 18, 2017 the trucking company, appointed by the Grand Lodge, picked up the deer hides we collected for the CEA Veterans Leather Program. They were shipped to the Coey Tanning Co. in Wartrace, TN. The hides will be turned into leather for our Veterans to use for their projects.

Last year was the first year that we started this program for our Veterans. We collected 25 hides from Stamford Lodge.  This year we doubled the count with 59 hides as other Lodges in the state started participating, collecting and salting them.  Special thanks to Middletown Lodge for being the central hub for collecting the hides to be picked up and shipped to the tannery.

Hunters and outdoor members remember this fall that we are collecting HIDES FOR VETS!  We would like to double the number of hides again and we can do it with your help. This is our goal for our Veterans.