National Elks leader is welcomed with honors in Metairie _lowres

Photo provided by Elks Lodge No. 30 -- Among those at the Metairie Elks Lodge dinner were, from left, Lodge Brian Baye, exalted ruler of Elks Lodge No. 30; Eagle Scouts John Hornsby and Kevin Campos; and Elks national Grand Exalted Ruler Ron Hicks.

Ron Hicks, the grand exalted ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, was honored with a dinner Feb. 8 at Elks Lodge No. 30 on Cleary Avenue in Metairie. Hicks, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, also rode on the captain’s float in the Krewe of Orleanians parade on Mardi Gras. At the dinner, the Elks also honored two Eagle Scouts from Troop 223, presenting them with plaques and American flags.