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There will be no quarter given when members of the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge No. 2379 and guests roast local veteran activist and author Bill Reynolds for charity on Saturday, Feb. 16.

Longtime Elks Roast Emcee Bob Kellar will referee with glee as Reynolds is seated on the Roastee’s Throne and subjected to X-rated insults, barbs, half-truths, and embarrassing revelations about his personal life hurled in his direction by the Roasters.
The cooks will be Jay Larkins (prominent Elk member and California-Hawaii Elks Association Trustee), Mike Garcia (Navy fighter pilot and Iraq war veteran), Ken Striplin (Santa Clarita City Manager) and Jim Hackett (USMC Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient).

“Everybody knows Bill Reynolds has been a hated member of our community for many years, so this is an opportunity for those who have a lot of concerns about him to come forward and express their frustration with him,” said Kellar, a “former friend” of Reynolds’ who has emceed more than a dozen of the Elks Roasts for charity (“except the one where I was the victim,” he said) on Friday afternoon.

“Our veterans, particularly, who Bill has written so many articles about, have been just absolutely clamoring to come forward and get even with him,” he said.

The last roast was five years ago, Kellar recalled.

Feb 16’s festivities will ensue at 6 p.m. with Roast Priming at the Elks Lodge bar and in the hall.

At 7 p.m., dinner will be served, and a video about Reynolds will be screened.

The victim will be placed on the proverbial spit for roasting at 8 p.m.

Tickets to witness the lambasting are $50. Lodge membership is not required.

Two local beneficiaries will receive the proceeds: SCV Veterans and the California-Hawaii Elks Association major Project Inc. — Helping Children with Disabilities.

Call the lodge at 661-251-1500 to purchase tickets.

The Elks Lodge is located at 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country 91351.

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