140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Friday, August 22, 2008

Pizen Switch Shrine Club

Reno Gazette-Journal
Pizen Switch Shrine Club News August 22, 2008

On behalf of the Kerak Shriners, it was a pleasure to participate with the Ben Ali Shriners from Sacramento in the Fair and Rodeo Parade as Grand Marshals. Ben Ali came to Yerington with over 100 people this past weekend, including the Ben Ali Clowns, Widdle Wheels, Lions Head, and along with this year Ben Ali Potentate Mike Barta and his elected and appointed Divan. Kerak Shriners from northern Nevada joined in with Ben Ali group.

Yerington Mayor Doug Homestead presented the key to the City to Ben Ali Shrine.

All Shriners and their ladies attended a barbecue at the local park, put on by the Pizen Switch Shrine Club. A big "thank you" goes out to the officers and members who participated in this event.

Ben Ali Shriners, along with other Shriners of North America, support a one-of-a-kind international health care system consisting of 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care innovative research and outstanding teaching programs.

Children up to the age of 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in the family-centered environment at no charge-regardless of financial need.

The local Shrine Club had a booth at the Rodeo Fair this past weekend and would like to thank the local community for its support at this event. The President of the local Shrine Club would also like to thank all the officers and members who worked in the hot weather to set up, man-the-booth, and clean up
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