Butler County Times Gazette
  • Masonic Lodge holds annual program

  • A special part of the annual event was a presentation by Caeleigh Harris, a member of the Masonic Lodge’s Rainbow Girls
    • email print
  • Widows, wives and orphans were the focus of a program at the Patmos Masonic Lodge in El Dorado Saturday evening.
    A special part of the annual event was a presentation by Caeleigh Harris, a member of the Masonic Lodge’s Rainbow Girls.
    Master of the Lodge Gene Herrmann said the program came about as an unexpected surprise when Harris visited the Lodge, then while she was there offered to do a presentation.
    Harris was from Sunshine Assembly No. 68. Rainbow Girls is a branch of the Masonic Lodge that is a community service oriented group. They teach love of home and country.
    Harris, who will serve as the grand worthy advisor for the state of Kansas next year, presented “The Rose Talk,” a presentation given to the girls when they are initiated. She asked the women to pretend they were young again.
    As part of the presentation, each wife and widow was presented a rose symbolizing the love of the daughters’ for and devotion to her mother.
    The program is held to let the women know although they are not members, they are an important part of the Lodge.
    The women recognized were Sarah Margaret Simonton, Francis Jackman, Martha Ross and Dorothy McCaslin and Darlene Montgomery.
    Julie Clements can be reached at jclements@butlercountytimesgazette.com.
      • calendar