MATTHEWS – The Matthews Masonic Lodge is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a birthday celebration.
The event takes place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 at Stumptown Park, 184 S. Trade St. It includes tours, live music from Heroes at Last, inflatable bounce houses, clowns, games and a food truck. Admission is free.
Master of the Matthews Lodge Brian Turner said guests can learn what a mason is and what goes on at a mason lodge while taking a tour of the lodge and chatting with members.
Turner will greet guests at noon and introduce Mayor Paul Bailey for remarks. Masonic historian Steven Campbell will discuss the role local masons played in Mecklenburg County during the American Revolution.
Guests are encouraged to donate a canned food or personal hygiene item to support the Matthews Help Center.
“One of the key tenants of masonry is charity,” Turner said. “We are excited to be giving back to the community as we celebrate 125 years in Matthews.”
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