Lodge 268 February News
Indian Creek High School Food Bank
Lodge 268 happily assisted the Indian Creek high school food bank. The lodge purchased food and personal items. Principal Lou Retton was very appreciative of the generosity of Lodge 268 members and the Matching Funds from the GCU.
Bakeless Bake Sale
Lodge 268 held a “Bakeless Bake Sale” to buy gifts for 31 children from the Bay Six Food Bank. Each child received a shirt, a pair of pants, sweatshirt, three pairs of socks and an 8 oz bag of M&M’s. A special thank you to Heather Carmichael and GCU member Jenny Burress for doing all the shopping. The lodge also assisted some local families in need. Thanks to the lodge members for their generous donations and the GCU for the Matching Funds that allowed Lodge 268 to make Christmas a little more special for 31 children.
Hills Elementary Shoe & Sock Drive
Lodge 268 assisted the poverty committee at Hills Elementary School. This committee provides needy families with nutritious food for students. Besides giving a monetary donation Lodge 268 donated three pair of shoes, 120 pair of socks and 120 pair of underwear to be distributed at Hills shoe and sock drive. Lodge 268 members were very generous and a special thank you to the GCU Matching Funds program which enable the lodge to help so many children again this year.
Children’s Christmas Party Cancelled
Due to the Coronavirus Lodge 268 along with St. John Byzantine Catholic Church was unable to have the children’s Christmas party. This was the first time in 55 years. Members and parishioners are hoping to be able to once again celebrate the birth of Christ with family, friends and community in 2021.