Exalted Ruler Mark Regan of the Little Falls Elks Lodge #42 is proud to announce Katrina L. Talbot as the recipient of this year’s Elk of the Year Award.

The Elk of the Year Award is presented to a member of the Lodge in recognition of their service to the Order. Since her induction in 2014, Katrina has been a very active member of the Little Falls Elks. However, her years of service to the Lodge started far prior to her official membership.

Katrina has served as a member of the House Committee, Lecturing Knight Officer, and acted as bar manager and volunteer bartender on many occasions, in addition to volunteering regularly for Canal Days activities. She has enjoyed chairing numerous Lodge events and activities, including Ladies Night, Cheese Fest porch party, corn hole tournaments, New Year’s Eve parties, Thanksgiving Eve parties, and Christmas holiday parties.

Katrina resides in Little Falls with her husband, Justin. They have twin boys, Ander and Bode, who are under age two. She has been employed by Susan M. Anacker, Professional Land Surveyor, PLLC, since 2011. She is excited to start her new role as Assistant Land Surveyor/Assistant Land Surveyor Trainee for the New York State Thruway Authority in May 2024. Katrina is a graduate of Paul Smith’s College, SUNY Alfred, and Little Falls High School.

Katrina is a very proud member of the Little Falls community and is always willing to volunteer. In addition to her Elks service, Katrina has been a board member of the Salisbury Ridgerunners Snowmobile Club, event coordinator at Oppenheim Trailblazers Snowmobile Club, organizer of the Monday Night Co-Ed Golf League, and chair of the annual Bartenders Race during Christmas in Little Falls. Although she was unable to ever beat Josh, thousands of dollars have been raised from this race for the participants’ charity of choice.

A cocktail hour at 5:00 PM followed by dinner at 6:00 PM, honoring Katrina as Elk of the Year, will be held on Saturday, April 27th, at the Little Falls Elks Lodge. Tickets are $30 per person. This event will be catered by Ruth Petkovsek and her staff. Tickets may be purchased at the Lodge or by calling the Lodge at 315-823-2371.

You may also contact Brian Molinaro directly for tickets at bjmolinaro@aol.com. All are welcome to attend this event. The deadline to purchase tickets is April 19, 2024.