SEPRL June News
The new Southeast Pittsburgh Regional Lodge (SEPRL) includes Munhall (St. John’s Cathedral) and Clairton (Ascension Church) and was very busy throughout the spring. A Sarris Candy Matching Funds sale was held in March to be used for the Ascension parish field trip in the fall. Destination and plans will be announced in the summer.
An Easter program and luncheon event held on Palm Sunday included crafts for the children. They learned new ways to dye and decorate eggs using a rice with food coloring & sparkles and while the kids worked on crafts, the adults volunteered to assemble Easter baskets for the Clairton Senior program. Baskets included colored eggs, candy and GCU coasters and hand sanitizers. They bundled and tied up each basket with colorful ribbons and volunteers delivered them on Good Friday at lunch time. The afternoon was complete when the Easter Bunny arrived to kick off the Easter egg hunt. Too chilly to be outside, volunteers hid eggs in every nook and cranny in the hall for the children. The Easter Bunny joined in to help the little ones find their eggs and treats.
A food drive was sponsored during the month of April. Many thanks to all of those who took time to donate non-perishable foods for the drive. They were delivered to the Clairton Emergency Food Bank with a Matching Funds check in May. Mrs. Billie Price is the manager and expressed her deepest gratitude for the donations.
On Mother’s Day, corsages were given to the mothers, grandmothers and godmothers in recognition of their special day.
And last but not least, former Clairton Lodge 288 members were excited to learn of an award in the GCU Lodge Compliance Rewards program from 2018. Plans for the $400.00 prize money will be discussed at the next meeting.
The Ladies Spring Bling event had to be rescheduled to August 25 due to several unforeseen circumstances. New flyers will be available in July and all ladies and girls are welcome to join us for lunch, games, prizes, The History of the Locket presentation and opportunities to design a personal locket.
In Munhall a clothing drive is being planned for the first 2 weeks of September and a food drive is being planned for the first two weeks in November. More information will be coming.