2021 – The First Annual Oakland Lodge Open House

This past weekend we had our first open house in the new Lodge building. Though attendance from the community was less than we had hoped, we still had several folks stop by to say “Hi” and check out the building. The thing that I am most proud about is the number of Brothers and Sisters from the lodge that either worked, or stopped by to support the event. It was incredible to see so many turn out for the event. We did learn a lot, and hope to make this an annual event with even more local vendors showing up and participating. A huge THANK YOU to everybody for your support and encouragement!!

We also want to thank the local vendors who came out and supported our efforts…

Entertainment was provided by Abracadabra! – who did some absolutely adorable and fascinating balloon twisting.

A huge round of thanks goes to Derek Cheek for all of his hard work in putting this event together. His hard work and commitment is so very much appreciated by the Lodge. But, I was a bit concerned at one point. I really thought the stress of the event was getting to him. Take a look at the photo below and make your own decision about that….

Brother Derek Cheek

Or maybe that was how he was able to see what all of us were doing at the same time. We may never know!!

At the end of our event, we drew the winner of our Ammo Raffle – CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Joe Davenport for winning!!

Anyway – Thanks again to all who participated or stopped by. We really appreciated it and loved talking with everybody. We are already in the planning stages for next year – so hopefully it will be even bigger and better!! Stay tuned for information – hope to see you there!!

Feast of Saints John

We had a wonderful evening and celebration at the annual Feast of Saints John dinner on December 27th. We are greatly appreciative of all the brothers that came to join in the celebration with us. Special thanks to Millersville Lodge #126 and the Brothers there who regularly share this event with us.

Our guest speaker was Brother George Ingles, PM, PGM, PGM Knights Templar. Brother Ingles provided us with an enlightening look into the history of our great fraternity, and highlighted some of the significant moments where the Masons had an impact in the development of our great country.

We are especially indebted to the Ladies of our Eastern Star chapter who went above and beyond in the preparation of an excellent meal! THANK YOU for all that you do to support us – we appreciate it more than words can express.

2019 OES #159 Christmas Party Pictures

Last weekend on December 14th OES Chapter #159 was able to host their annual Christmas Party in the new lodge building. It was a time of family, friends, good food, fellowship, and a visit from the Jolly Old Elf himself. Photos from the event can be found under the Photos menu. There are several more photos that I did not put up. If anybody has interest in any of these as prints, please let me know. Skip…

Merry Christmas to All!!!