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Elm tree down!

A very old and very large elm tree on a neighboring property was presenting fall danger to all buildings near it.  A cooperative approach was taken to benefit all parties.   The Lodge supplied the access for the endeavor to proceed.

A crane was used to bring the tree down a piece at a time.

A worker in the tree shows just how large it really was.

One branch – larger than most trees in the area.

A high flying act.

The stump was left this tall because a chain link fence used to be on the property. The tree engulfed it.

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Once lost, now found

Once lost, now found

Brother David Harrison pondered all the updates that had been made to the Lodge this year while sitting in the Marshall’s chair. From his vantage point he looks directly at the Treasurer’s desk and he pondered why we he had to see the storage space behind the desk that was only partially hidden from view by a curtain. This thought lead to an idea – build a wall that includes a pocket door to block the view. This lead to action – Brother David built the wall! To literally crown the idea, he incorporated a back lit stained glass sign that has hung in Herndon Lodge since we met in the Ames building 50+ years ago. Well done Brother David!

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Thank you Eastern Star !

The Herndon Chapter of the Eastern Star has been quietly very active in Temple activities this year.  They were there helping with the Lodge clean up, making breakfast for our Open House, and serving wonderful meals for the Stated Communications this year.  Other items that the Star handled that should have caught your eye, include new window treatments for all the windows in the Social Hall (including the bathrooms, kitchens, and Bailey room), re-upholstering several of the side chairs, especially noticeable are the 2 now red chairs in the West, and most recently – the addition of an awning to cover the ramp at the back of the building.

 

 

Thank you members of the Star!

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Eagle Project

Eagle Project

SD Eric LeHew moonlights as a Boy Scout.  He brought Scout Michael Gloss and his Eagle Scout project to our Lodge.  Michael (and team) refreshed our side porch – scraping and painting all the trim as well as the trash enclosure (which was a separate Eagle project) and installed new screen doors.  He even built us a bench that has been placed on the porch to rest our weary bones.  Thank you to Michael and his team!

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OPEN HOUSE

OPEN HOUSE

Herndon Masonic Lodge will host an Open House, breakfast, and historical presentation on Saturday April 21 from 9 am until noon.

Addison Hurst will provide a view of US history through the aid of historical weaponry used throughout the years.   Mr. Hurst is a noted collector and authority on firearms.

April 19:  Mr. Hurst has been called away to handle a family emergency.  He will not be available this Saturday.   RW Rhey Solomon will be providing some replacement programming.   The Open House will otherwise proceed as planned.

 
The Open House and presentation are free to the public.  Donations will be accepted for breakfast.
 
Herndon Masonic Lodge is located at 820 Elden St in Herndon.
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