Lodge leader lauded at city hall

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Ernie Casali, left, lodge administrator at Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge No. 2188 in Bradenton Beach, receives a standing ovation Jan. 19 as Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon acknowledges Casali’s service to the community in a proclamation during the commission meeting at city hall. Shearon’s service dog Reese — also a fan of Casali — joined in the appreciation ceremony. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes