Elks Lodge 2379 is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout the year, and this month they are recognizing member Jay Larkins.
A roast will be held in his honor on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Elks Lodge in Canyon Country, and members are inviting the community to attend.
“The roasters have been investigating avenues to sully Jay’s good name, reputation, accomplishments, background and anything else they can muster up,” says Elks public relations director Grace Elliott. “It has been rumored that the roasters are having a difficult time pinning down any negative information to malign Jay, so they are fabricating stories!”
Called a “Southern Gentleman” by some members, Larkins can expect to receive barbs from Elks hierarchy, his wife, Ginger, and a surprise community leader. At least a few will likely center on his years as a director for the TV show “Entertainment Tonight.”
“What about his good manners, his great wit, wonderful sense of humor, his successful career as a producer and director, his dedication to his family, friends and to all his philanthropic endeavors?” Elliott asks. “In fact, Jay has been seen walking around shouting, ‘What was I thinking to agree to let these so-called friends, and even Ginger, make unkind, untrue, yet comical comments about me?’”
If Larkins is like previous members roasted by fellow Elks members, he will also be taking mental notes of the abuse he is enduring … and waiting for the opportunity to return the “favor.”
The Jay Larkins Elks Roast will be held on September 9, beginning with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.
Elks Lodge 2379 is located at 17766 Sierra Highway in Canyon Country. The cost is $20 and includes a “build your own burger” dinner.
Guests are limited to adults only, and attire is western casual. Contact the Elks office at 661-251-1500 for tickets and information.