Ashara-Casiphia Lodge Np. 551 will hold their 25th ANNUAL OX ROAST on Saturday August 4th, 2018, at the Donegal Masonic Center, Mount Joy, Pa. Serving time is from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.This is an eat-in or take out meal. Tickets are a $ 13.00 dollar donation in advance or a $ 14.00 dollar donation at the door.  The meal includes Ox, potato, corn on the cobb , drink and all the condiments. Contact any member of the Lodge or Bro. Dave Fetterman  fetter144@comcast.net ,  717-653-2168. Don’t miss this event, it is normally a sellout.

Recognition of 250 years of Membership

A pleasure and an honor for the Officers, Members, and myself to be present for the recognition of 250 years of Membership in our Masonic Fraternity and service to Ephrata Lodge No. 665. Five 50 Year Members were presented their Emblems of Gold last evening. They appreciated the attendance from their Lodge and the District.

These evenings make me even more proud to be a Mason. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a very memorable evening.











Brother Ronald B. Carson, District Deputy Grand Master of the First Masonic District.

Extra Meeting of Ashara-Casiphia Lodge No. 551

Extra Meeting of Ashara-Casiphia Lodge No. 551. Brother Howard Sheppard was raised this evening to the degree of a Master Mason. Brother Todd A. Bennicas, Senior Warden of Lodge No. 43 and Assistant Principal of the First Masonic District conferred a fantastic Degree. Brother Larry A. Derr, Right Worshipful Junior Grand Warden and first line signer was present for the Degree. Congratulations Brother Howard.

Lodge No. 503 honored by visit from the Right Worshipful Grand Master

Monday, March 19th, Riverside Lodge No. 503 F & AM was honored by a visit from the Right Worshipful Grand Master Eugene Herritt and Officers from The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. Also in attendance were the DDGM’s of District 42, DDGM Ronald B. Carson of District 1 and The Worshipful Masters of District 42 and a host of visiting brothers and Past Masters from District 1. Happy Birthday to Brother Chris Gibson too.



Saturday, March, 17, 2018 Masonic Cultural Center, Elizabethtown, PA

The 2018 Spring Symposium of the Academy of Masonic Knowledge will be held on Saturday,

March 17th in the Deike Auditorium of the Masonic Cultural Center on the campus of the Masonic

Villages in Elizabethtown. Registration will open at 8:30 AM with the program beginning at 9:30

AM. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register, please use the link provided at pamasonicacademy.

org or email your name, Lodge number, and home zip-code to: AMKSecretary@pagrandlodge.org.

If you do not have access to email or the internet, please ask your Lodge Secretary to register for

you. All Masons are welcome to attend. Dress is Coat & Tie. Further information is available at: