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Elk's Lodge to serve up tri-tip sandwiches for annual Veterans Day event

Posted at 8:15 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 01:07:28-05

A Veterans Day tradition that has taken place for the past 20 years will look a little different this year because of the pandemic.

Every year, attorney Michael Clayton hosts a Veterans Day barbeque in Santa Maria.

For the past ten years, it's been held at the Veterans Memorial Building.

This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Santa Maria Elk's Lodge has offered up its parking lot and will be serving tri-tip sandwiches.

"We're going to have to do what we gotta do with COVID-19 and get past it and so it should work out to be a really great event anyway no matter where we do it because it's for the veterans and a lot of it was put on by the veterans that come over and they want to volunteer - vets volunteering for the veterans - so it's gonna be a great event," Clayton said.

The event starts at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Meals are free for veterans and volunteers.