Lodge presents checks to organizations

Officials from the Strawberry Plains Masonic Lodge #462 gave funds to several nonprofit organizations in Jefferson and surrounding counties.  Sharing in the total $20,000 are: Front row left to right: Donna Phillips, Director of Parrott-Wood Memorial Library; Linda Bible, Life Outreach Center; Beth and David Nelson, Hoof and Harness Experiential Learning; and Debbi Stade-Self, Boys and Girls Club of Strawberry Plains. Back row left to right: Gene Whaley, Kingswood Home/School for Children; Victor Basinger, Treasurer of Strawberry Plains Masonic Lodge; Robert Beam, Knoxville Scottish Rite Foundation Mercy Fund (shoes for children); and Michael Torano, Donor Relations at Second Harvest Food Bank.  Not pictured, organizations that also received checks: Honor Air of Knoxville, National Sojourners Medals for ROTC, Royal Academy Research Association, Cryptic Masons Medical Foundation, Masonic Widows and Orphans, and the Knights Templar Eye Foundation. – Kimary Clelland | The Standard Banner

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