The Matthews Masonic Lodge, established in 1894, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year by hosting a community birthday celebration on Saturday, May 18th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The public is invited to learn more about the history of masons in the local area while enjoying live music, fun activities and refreshments at the lodge and neighboring Stumptown Park.
Have you ever wondered what a Mason is? Or what goes on in a Masonic Lodge?
“Guests can learn the answers to these questions and more while taking a tour of the lodge and chatting with masonic lodge members,” says Lodge Master, Brian Turner.
“We’ve also invited masonic historian, Steven Campbell, as our guest speaker who will discuss the role local Freemason’s played in Mecklenburg County during the American Revolution.”
Admission to the event is free and includes live music in Stumptown Park from “Heroes At Last,” inflatable bounce houses, clowns, games, free birthday cupcakes and lunch items for purchase from the Hog-N-Dog Food truck.
Instead of bringing a birthday present to the celebration, guests are encouraged to donate a canned food or personal hygiene item to support the local food pantry at Matthews Help Center.
“One of the key tenants of Masonry is charity, and we are excited to be giving back to the community as we celebrate 125 years in Matthews,” said Turner.