Long Creek Masonic Lodge

Just in time for Memorial Day…

This is a wonderful thing that the Rainbow Girls have done.

Are you familiar with the Rainbow Girls?  They are the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls is a Masonic youth service organization which teaches leadership training through community service

RIP – Bernie Ellinghaus

A memorial service for Bernie Ellinghaus, who passed on the 19th,  will be held on Friday June 2nd 2 pm at Long Creek Lodge.

A reception will follow the service.

GOT TO BE NC Festival

FYI — this is next month – May 20, 2017.
 
 
Proceeds go to the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, NC.

Collecting for the Ronald McDonald House…

ue Long Creek Eastern Stars are collecting for the local Ronald McDonald House. The items that are needed are:

* 4, 30 & 33 Gallon Trash Bags
* Dishwashing Liquid
* Dishwashing Deterrent
* Laundry Detergent
* Toilet Bowl Cleaner
* Ziplock Bags
* Aluminum Foil
* Mr. Clean Magic Erasers
* Crossword, Sudoku, Word or Search Books
* Flashlights
* Postage Stamps
* Baby Bibs, Blankets, Board Books
* Tooth Brushes (individually wrapped)
* Travel Size Deodorant, Toothpaste and Shampoo
* Razors, Shaving Cream
* Snacks – Chips, Nuts, Crackers or Cookies (individually wrapped)
* Spaghetti-O’s
* Oatmeal (individual size)
* Drink Mixes or Juice Boxes
* Canned Fruit, Pop Tarts or Candy (individual size)

There will be a collection box at the lodge. Please bring anything you can to help.

2015 Starts With Two New Candidates

Long Creek has started off the 2015 year by initiating two new candidates.

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The Newest Entered Apprentice

Brother Jacob Bolick presided in the east for the initiation of our newest member.

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Passing of Brother Sammy Wilson

Brothers, families and friends of Long Creek Lodge

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of brother Sammy Wilson.

The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon, September 24, at 1:00pm, at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, at 10500 Beatties Ford Road in Huntersville.

A Masonic graveside service has been requested, therefore we are requesting all brothers attend to assist in the Masonic rights.

Four new brothers raised to the sublime degree

August was a good month in the lodge. Brother Joe Henry presided in the east for the raising of four new brothers to the Master Mason degree.

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Lodge Building Fundraiser Is Big Success

Our recently building fundraiser was a success.  Members, friends, neighbors and those who just saw the signs, stopped in to pick up a basket of peaches and have a delicious lunch of our famous box chicken.

We hope everyone enjoyed the meals and peaches enough to join us next year.

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Pictorial Tribute to Bill Burgess

Billy G. Burgess, 80, of Huntersville died June 14, 2014. He was born on July 13, 1933 in Haywood County to the late Floyd and Ethel Burgess. He served in the US Navy.

He retired from the City of Charlotte’s Utility Department as Supervisor of the Catawba River Pump Station. He was a member and past master of the Long Creek Masonic Lodge No. 205 and Friendship Lodge No. 700. Billy was a certified lecturer and a past DDGL of the 31st District of NC.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Bonnie Woods Burgess; sons, Chuck and wife Barbara of Huntersville, Mike and wife Betty of Kenansville and Tom and wife Pam of Concord; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Timi Burgess Moore Eaton.

Memorials may be made to the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford, 600 College St. Oxford, NC 27565 or Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 10500 Beatties Ford Rd. Huntersville, NC 28078.

The family will receive friends from 5-7pm Monday, June 16, at James Funeral Home, 10520 Arahova Dr. Huntersville. The funeral service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday at Hopewell Presbyterian Church with Rev. Alan Purtill officiating. Interment will follow at the Woods Family Cemetery, Ferguson, NC at 2:30pm.

James Funeral Home is serving the family. www.jamesfuneralhomeLKN.com