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Friday, November 12, 2004

 

Abington Masonic Lodge's Angel Fund celebrates first anniversary
Friday, November 12, 2004

Abington's John Cutler Masonic Lodge was recently recognized by the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts' Masonic Angel Foundation in honor of the lodge's successful first year in running a local Masonic Angel Fund. The Masonic Angel Fund provides funding through local schools for children's basic necessities such as clothing, educational and extracurricular experiences, medical needs and more.

     "I am honored to congratulate John Cutler Masonic Lodge on the first anniversary of their Masonic Angel Fund. John Cutler's fund has been an ideal example of how a Masonic Angel Fund should operate and contribute to the community," said Bob Fellows, Masonic Angel Fund co-founder. "They have gone above and beyond the call of duty in providing a wide range of assistance for local children in the Abington-Rockland area."
     During its inaugural year, John Cutler's Masonic Angel Fund provided a number of benevolences to students of Abington's Center and Woodsdale Schools and the Esten and Jefferson Schools in Rockland. Following are just a few of the highlights of contributions made by the Fund to local children in need.
     (Winter outerwear, boots and other clothing for a number of young children whose families were in despair. 
  • After-school art program funding for several children. 
  • Optometrist fees and glasses for a six-year-old girl

         (All costs covering driving school, permit and license to allow a parent of special needs children to transport the kids to required appointments.

  • Fees for two young girls to attend a full day summer camp program

        (?The purchase of musical instruments for many young children.

         "The Masons at John Cutler are truly angels," said Ginny Anderson, RN, school nurse and contact for the fund at Rockland's R. Stewart Esten School. "They have helped our students immensely. I have seen so many smiles on the faces of children who have been helped by this wonderful program."
         Founded in 1859, John Cutler Masonic Lodge of Abington is a vibrant, active and philanthropic member of its local community. In addition to the Masonic Angel Fund, the Lodge annually contributes to Child Identification Program (CHIP) events to provide free ID kits for children and their families and holds eight annual blood drives to collect supplies for the community. For more information about John Cutler Lodge or to support its Masonic Angel Fund, contact Paul Chase at (781) 878-9215 or John Cutler Lodge; PO Box 2093; Abington, MA 02351.
     
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    Jon Kniss
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    Regan Communications