First Masonic District Motorcycle Raffle
First Prize: 2013 Harley Davidson XL 1200 Custom 110th Aniversary Limited Edition
Second Prize: $100.00 Third Prize: $50.00
Proceeds benefit the Masonic Children’s Home t Elizabetown, PA 100 Year Celebration Endowment Fund.
Saturday, August 17 at 5:00 pm at the Masonic Open House Charity Summer Festival. Masonic Center of Lancaster County, 213 West Chesnut Street., Lancaster, PA. Ticket Price $20.00 Only 2,000 tickets will be sold. Winner need not be present to win.
Any Member of a Lodge in the First Masonic district will be happy to sell a ticket to you for your chance to win this limited edition Motorcycle.
The Masonic Children’s Home is an ideal opportunity for children who are orphaned, being raised by aging grandparents, or who come from various socioeconomic environments which do not provide the security and support necessary for healthy growth and development. All residents of our Masonic Children’s Home are sponsored by a Masonic Lodge but do not need to have any Masonic affiliation in the family.
The Masonic Children’s Home is funded through generous contributions to the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown. No charges are made to individuals, organizations, or any units of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or federal government for the services provided by the Masonic Village to children accepted for care.
Wed. August 7, 2013 “Masonic Family Night” at the Lancaster Barnstormers
Welcome to the First Masonic District of Pennsylvania website. Our geographical area is Lancaster County Pennsylvania, there are nine Masonic Lodges within our area. The youngest Lodge is, Ephrata Lodge No. 665, located in Ephrata, Pa. and is approximately 103 years young. The oldest Lodge is, Lodge No. 43, located in Lancaster, Pa. and is approximately 228 years old. Masonry certainly has longevity on their side! The other Lodges in the First Masonic District are: Washington Lodge No. 156, located in Quarryville, Pa., Columbia Lodge No. 286, located in Columbia, Pa., Christiana Lodge No. 417, located in Christiana, Pa., Lamberton Lodge No. 476, located in Lancaster, Pa., Charles M. Howell Lodge No. 496, located in Millersville, Pa., Ashara-Casiphia Lodge No. 551, located in Mount Joy, Pa., and Manheim Lodge No. 587, located in Manheim, Pa.
I would like to introduce myself, Larry A. Derr, and I am the District Deputy Grand Master of the First Masonic District of Pennsylvania. I am in my fifth year of service in this capacity. The First Masonic District is blessed to have Brother Ray Greiner PM and recipient of the Right Worshipful Grand Master’s Distinguished Award, serve as the Principal of the School of Instruction. The School meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month, two times in March and October, and the School does not meet the months of June, July, and December. The School of Instruction meets at the Masonic Center of Lancaster County, is for all Master Masons and is always very well attended.
Freemasonry has thrived in Lancaster County for well over 200 years, and boasts the first District Deputy Grand Master appointed by the Pa. Grand Lodge, Brother James Buchanan.