The Freemasons of Gardner have taken the term “team effort” to an entirely new level. On Sunday morning, February 18th, the two local Masonic lodges will be opening up the dining hall at the Gardner Masonic Building to provide a FREE breakfast for the entire community. The intent? The fraternal brethren would simply like to thank the local community for their decades of support.
Chartered in 1864, Hope Lodge has been in Gardner since its inception. They have been doing a monthly breakfast on the third Sunday of each month for quite some time, but this is the first time that breakfast will be offered free of charge. Please bring the whole family. Freemasonry is a men’s organization, but we also have family programs and groups for kids only. Fun can be had by all.
Saint Paul Lodge was chartered in 1797 by Paul Revere, who at the time was the Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts. Though not originally established in Gardner, the brothers of Saint Paul Lodge have made their home at 42 Central Street for several decades now. In addition to regular monthly meetings, Saint Paul is also the home of the Colonial Craftsmen and Hiram’s Edge Masonic Education.
If you’re free on the 18th of February, come by and check us out. Brothers will be in the kitchen at 5:00 AM and the event will run until 11:00 AM. The lodge room will be open if you want to take a tour of the building and you might even catch one of our colonial brothers in full regalia ready to give you a history of Freemasonry in America. It’s shaping up to be a great day. Don’t miss it.
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