By Kelsie Keener
Iron County Today
CEDAR CITY–Cedar City residents gathered for the second Elks Lodge Horseshoe Tournament of the year last Saturday.
Members of the Elks Lodge host the tournament twice a year, and all the money raised from entry fees, food and drinks goes toward buying shoes for the children who participate in the Cedar City Police Department’s Shop With a Cop event.
Candace Howes, a bartender for the Elks Lodge, said the tournament is for a good cause and it’s also an opportunity to meet new people and have fun.
“It’s a good time for us to play (horseshoes) and do something outside and meet someone you wouldn’t normally talk to,” she said. “It’s a blind draw, so (participants) don’t know who their teammate is going to be. It’s just fun to see everybody get together.”
There is usually a cash prize for the winners of the tournament, but most winners donate the money back to the Lodge or the fund for buying the shoes for Shop With a Cop.