‘Cookin’ for the Cause’ to raise physical therapy funds

The winner-takes-all Forks cook-off will benefit the Washington Elks Therapy Program for children.

FORKS — An Elks Lodge pork rib cook-off at noon Saturday will raise funds to get physical and occupational therapy for children who need it but can’t afford it.

The “Cookin’ for the Cause” cook-off will be open to the public at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Road.

The winner-takes-all cook-off will feature a Traeger Bronson grill for the best pork ribs along with first-place bragging rights.

Judging will take place at 3 p.m. and ribs will be served at 4 p.m. for $10 a plate.

Recreational vehicle parking spots and camping locations are available at the lodge.

For information about the contest, call 360-374-2524.

The cook-off will benefit the Washington Elks Therapy Program for children, which has provided home-based occupational or physical therapy to children with developmental delays or physical disabilities since 1954.

Services are provided at no cost to the children and their families.

Any child in Washington with a prescription for occupational or physical therapy treatment is eligible. Families must live within reach of the program’s therapy team, and only children with the most critical needs are accepted, according to the Tall Elks website.

Preference is given to infants and young children who would otherwise go without services due to a family’s lack of financial resources, or to children who will experience deterioration in their status without therapy.

The program does not require affiliation or membership with the Elks, its members or lodges.

Occupational therapist Becky Gibson supervises up to 13 occupational and physical therapists in the program, according to the website. Gibson has been with the Elks Therapy Program for 14 years.

The Tall Elks program reports that the current caseload averages 25 children in each of its 16 units or districts across Washington.

For information about the program, go to www. tallelks.org.

More in Entertainment

A selection of Esther Webster’s historically significant paintings includes scenes of local industry, business, and recreation. 

Photo by Nora Pitaro.
Virtual discussions set on life of Esther Webster

A virtual discussion on the life of Esther Barrows… Continue reading

Richard Lawson focuses on one aspect of the flower in "Backyard Dahlia."
Ceramics, photography on display at Gallery 9

Ceramics and photography are featured at Gallery 9 this… Continue reading

“Soul Consoling Tower, Cemetery, and the Sierra Nevada”, photographed in 2015, is one of the few remaining structures left after the camp was dismantled, sold off and bulldozed. The oblisk monument in the camps cemetery was designed and built by incarceree stonemason Ryozo Kado and is inscribed with Japanese characters which translate to “Soul Consoling Tower”.
Peninsula College exhibit, lecture focuses on Manzanar

Photographer Brian Goodman will talk about his work documenting… Continue reading

Bruce Corbridge's painting of his dog, Sergeant, is among the pieces displayed in the Port Ludlow Art League exhibit.
Acrylics, gemstone jewelry on display in Port Ludlow in March

An artist who says he “over-tweaks” his acrylic paintings… Continue reading

Warming up for Saturday's "Chalk It Up!" event are Cate Chance, 11, left, Lucas Chance, 7, and Sarah Butterworth, 10, all of Port Angeles. (Photo courtesy Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts)
‘Chalk It Up! to turn parking lot into a canvas

Outdoor installation offers space, color and a place to be artistic

Singer Sam Chase, seen at a mural in Eugene, Ore., will give a free online performance Friday via the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts' YouTube channel. (Photo courtesy The Sam Chase)
Singer-guitarist to perform free virtual concert

Live streams make trying times bearable for rock musician

Classic sailboats, like this one in 2017's Shipwrights' Regatta, will race on Port Townsend Bay in a 2021 event this Saturday. (Peninsula Daily News file)
Shipwrights’ Regatta sails away Saturday

Entrants can sign up until noon

Studium to explore public programming

Drawing on more than a decade of event production… Continue reading

Washington state poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna, seen at Fort Worden's Wheeler Theater in summer 2019, will give a free online reading Thursday via Northwind Art. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Former, present poets laureate to read work

Special presentation offered free online Thursday

Candlelight Concert to feature Port Townsend duo

Chris Gilbert and Jay McHagar will perform at the… Continue reading

Royalty contestants for the Sequim Irrigation Festival include, from left, Zoee Kuperus, Sydney VanProyen, Hannah Hampton and Allie Gale. Sequim's queen and court will be shown at 6 p.m. Saturday online at the festival's Facebook page and website. (Keith Ross/Keith’s Frame Of Mind)
Irrigation royalty to be crowned online Saturday

Four students in competition have focused platforms