140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tehachapi Masonic Lodge hosts children’s party

Masonic Lodge hosts children’s party

By: Julie Romanowski, Freelance Reporter, Tehachapi News

Pumpkins, scarecrows — and even scarier creatures — came out to celebrate the harvest and Halloween in and around Tehachapi.

Some of the seasonal activities — including the scarecrow-stuffing contest, Trunk-or-Treat, and other weekend events — occurred after the deadline for this edition of the Tehachapi News, so watch for coverage in our next edition.

An earlier activity, held Monday, Oct. 25, was sponsored by Tehachapi Free Masons who hosted their second annual Halloween party for 39 special education students from Cummings Valley Elementary School.

The students were treated to a wonderful presentation from Farmer Jane, a member of the Rising Sun division. The students were then given a big treat — a bag of goodies, cupcakes, milk and a good sized pumpkin to take home and decorate. The students really enjoyed themselves.

The Free Masons Lodge of Tehachapi have a facility on a six-acre plot of land in Cummings Valley which they also farm. The vegetables they grow there are donated to needy families in the community. They also have a cherry orchard that they use to sell cherries and donate all the money to the Tehachapi High School Scholarships. Their current project right now is to raise $200,000 so they can build a greenhouse so they can grow year round to provide for the less fortunate in the community with fresh fruits and vegetables all year.

The Lodge just donated fresh vegetables to Sharing and Caring and the Salvation Army both non-profit organizations that help needy families in this community. More than 700 pounds of vegetables have been donated by the Masonic Lodge.

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