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Masonic ham and bean dinner

Posted on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 8:37 am

“On Saturday Oct. 26, Troy Masonic Lodge #34 will serve to ‘All Comers’ its Annual Ham and Bean Dinner. The event will start at 11 a.m., and end at 3 p.m. and will be served in the Lodge Dining Room at 611 Main Street – Tro.

This is an opportunity for the lodge to entertain the community, answer any questions about Freemasonry – such as, how to apply for admission; the general purpose of the Fraternity; and to parry any detrimental concerns regarding this Honorable International Order. Also this is an opportunity to enjoy good food, and fellowship, while helping the lodge raise financial resources to flesh out the lodge’s operating expense budget.

Troy Lodge was chartered in Oct. 7, 1841 (Yes – 1841), and is one of the oldest Masonic lodges in this area. The lodge offers scholarships to selected applicants of Troy Buchanan High School seniors. The lodge participates in certain civic endeavors, and also sponsors youth programs – such as DeMolay – which holds high the best Ideals of manhood, and citizenship for young men during their developing ages. Troy Lodge respects other youth programs such as Job’s Daughters, and Rainbow Girls as vital in preparing young women for their future.

The Lodge’s membership also supports Masonic “Dependant Bodies” that provide cost free medical assistance to children with orthopedic problems, childhood language disorders, serious burns, and eye defects. These organizations also provide Elder Persons, with Masonic connections, with assisted living in the Masonic Home of Missouri, located in Kansas City. The Masonic Home also offers a plan for “in-your-own-home-care,” and nominal financial relief in some matters of personal concerns.

So, Welcome – Come One – Come All – to All the Ham and Beans you can eat!!”