Many of Saturday's newly sworn-in class of Elks had a memorable first official visit to the lodge as members Sunday, thanks to the Eagles' defeat the Patriots 41-33.

Members and guests at the Elks annual Super Bowl party witnessed the Eagles' first-ever Super Bowl win, and the team's first NFL championship since 1960 – a decade before Lodge 2428 earned its Elks charter and back when the Elks national organization was a mere 92 years old.

Philly avenged its 24-21 loss to New England in the 2005 Super Bowl, finishing the season with a 16-3 record, while the defending champs went 15-4. 

Since the Elks lounge was standing-room only, the banquet hall was opened to handle the throngs of members and their guests who came out to watch the big game.

Harry's Hideaway, a backroom indoor/outdoor bar area, had to be opened to handle the overflow crowd that gathered to watch the game in the banquet hall, where a large projection screen and several flat-screen TVs were set up.

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