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Local Masons Help Beautify Kentucky Campuses

Nearly 150 Masons from across the state, including Colonel Clay Lodge of Covington, participated in the organization’s annual Great Day of Service at Masonic Home of Shelbyville.

Volunteers helped beautify and perform service projects at the Shelbyville and Louisville campuses for the annual tradition. The group also joined together to form a large human square and compass figure on the campus.

“As we celebrate 150 years, it’s exciting to honor the incredible tradition of giving and charity by what is believed to be the oldest fraternity in the world, the Masons,” said Gary Marsh, President and CEO of Masonic Homes. “While today, Masonic Homes of Kentucky serves everyone regardless of affiliation, it was truly a special occasion to honor the small group of Kentucky Masons that in 1867, had the idea to establish a Home in Louisville for widows and children of the Civil War.”

The Masons saw early the need for a home to tend to and care for those families left behind by the Civil War that hit Kentucky hard. Today, the Masons’ tradition continues as Masonic Homes has evolved to become an expert in modern aging care and other specialized services for people of all ages and affiliations, at its Louisville, Shelbyville and Northern Kentucky campuses.

-Staff report

Photos: Colonel Clay Lodge of Covington helped beautify and perform service projects at Masonic Home of Shelbyville at the 14th Annual Great Day of Service on Saturday, April 8, as well as helped create a large human square and compass symbol. (From left to right). Jim Dishon and R.C. Cooper participated.

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