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Winter Parade and Brunswick Stew Sales!

Dear Neighbors & Friends,

It’s that time of year again – “Time for Brunswick Stew”!!  Holly Springs Masonic Lodge will be holding our annual Brunswick Stew Fundraiser on Saturday December 10th. As always, our stew is made the old fashioned way by slow cooking over fire in large black kettles.

 We will be selling quarts for $10.00 and bowls for $6.00 at the lodge during and after the Holly Springs Christmas parade on the 10th.  All proceeds from this fundraiser will be used for the historic upkeep and preservation of our 169 year old lodge building.  Pre-Orders are now closed at this time.

Thank you for supporting the Holly Springs Masonic Lodge!

John Dullaghan
WMHS#115




Boston Butt Fundraiser – Order Online

Dear Neighbors and Friends,

Thank you for your interest in pre-ordering a roast! The pre-order period is now closed but there will be plates as well as soem additional roasts for sale on October 15th.

The brothers of Holly Springs Lodge # 115 will be having a fundraiser on Saturday October 15th starting at 11am for the purpose of raising funds to support the historical restoration of our beautiful lodge building. The building was constructed in 1847 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in the spring of 2010. An extensive fact sheet about the building can be found at the following address: (http://www.hpo.ncdcr.gov/nr/WA0642.pdf).

For our fundraiser, The Lodge will be selling “slow cooked” Boston Butt Roasts. The tender and delicious cut is commonly used for pulled pork in the United States and comes from the upper front shoulder of the hog. Each Roast weights –in at roughly 8lbs before cooking and is prepared the old fashioned way using our slow cook process coupled with our “secret” award winning sauce. The cost of each roast is $30.00.

In order to guarantee a roast on the 15th, YOU MUST PRE-ORDER BY SATURDAY OCTOBER 8TH.

To pre-order simply choose the “Roast $30.00 USD” option from the choices below and click the “Buy Now” button.  By clicking “Buy Now” you will be directed to our order page where you can change your quantities, pay with PayPal, or select an option to pay with a debit or credit card.

On “pick up day”, Saturday October 15th, we will have a DJ at the lodge and will also be selling individual plates for $8 dollars. Plates include a generous portion of barbecue, potatoes, cold slaw, a roll and a drink.

We hope you will consider supporting our efforts in order to make sure this beautiful building is still standing in our community a hundred years from now.

Please direct any questions or comments about this event to John Dullaghan at email address (dullaghan@outlook.com).

Thank you again for your support,

John




Holly Springs 115 Presents Scholarships

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2016 Officer Installation and First Stated Communication

Brothers and Friends,

I hope each and every one of my good brothers and their families had a very happy, healthy and wonderful Christmas and New Year’s filled with love and happiness.  The new year is upon us and the following is a list of upcoming dates that I would encourage all brethren to attend and support:

Officer Installation – On Saturday, January 9th, the newly elected / appointed officers of the Lodge will be installed sharply at noon.  This event will be open to the public so please invite your friends and families to attend.  Officers should dress formal and be prepared to take pictures afterwards.  The installation will be immediately followed by refreshments downstairs. I have attached ( below) the list of current officers and Installing officers for the event.

1st Stated Communication – On Tuesday, January 12th, we will have our first stated communication for 2016.  Dinner will be provided by myself, Bro Don and Bro Morley and start promptly at 6:30pm.  Lodge will then start promptly at 7:30.  All Master Masters from far and wide are invited and encouraged to attend

Looking forward to seeing everyone !

Fraternally,

Bro John

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2016 Lodge Officers:

Worshipful Master – John Dullaghan

Senior Warden – Bro Don Murphy

Junior Warden – Bro David Morley

Senior Deacon – Bro Jason Browne

Junior Deacon – Wbro. Tom Zelickman

Senior Steward – Bro Tim Merritt

Junior Steward – Bro Tylor Howard

Tyler – Bro Stanly Rimmer

Chaplain – Bro Eddie Rich

Secretary – Wbro. Stephen Curry

Treasurer – Bro Vinnie Debenedetto

 2016 Installing Officers:

Installing Officer – Wbro. Jack Johnson

Installing Marshall – Wbro. Todd Dyches

Installing Secretary – Bro Roger Gould

Installing Chaplain – Bro Ed Carr




Holly Springs #115 Donates Picnic Table to Food Cupboard

The brothers of Holly Springs Lodge #115 are always looking for ways to support their local community.  When they found out the Holly Springs Food Cupboard was in need of a picnic table to help support the needs of local families, they sprang into action and delivered – “literally”.  Led by Brother Scott Rose our Master Craftsman, a picnic table was designed, built and delivered to the Food Cupboard one early Wednesday morning at the end of March.  “We wanted it to be a surprise for the volunteers when they walked into work that day” said Brother Sam Mathis who works at the Food Cupboard.  We hope this small gift makes it easier for this wonderful organization to continue to support our community.

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HS#115 Annual Chicken Barbecue – Saturday June 6th 11am to 6pm

The Holly Springs Masonic Lodge will host their annual chicken barbecue on Saturday June 6th from 11am to 6pm.  The dinner plate will consist of a delicious half BBQ’ed chicken, boiled potatoes, green beans and dinner roll all for a small donation of $10.00.  This dinner sells out quickly folks so please contact the lodge immediately for tickets and large presale orders.

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Lodge Renovation updates

I can’t help but express gratitude, on behalf of the lodge, for the hard work of a few of our brothers. Bro. Bob Padalino has spearheaded a work crew along with Bro. Stanley; Bro. Vinnie; Bro. Tylor and the incredible assistance of our builder Randy Peterson. Together they are making head way on our building renovations. The shed is almost completed, the shutters have been removed. Soon the building will be power washed and we will begin prep for paint.

Brother David Morley has agreed to take on the building of 17 brand new shutters out of pressure treated wood over the next week or two at which time the painter will paint them and rehang for us. Thank you so much Bro David. The G Medallion that hangs street side will be touched up and rehung by Bro Bob and our beautiful lady will soon be restored to her former glory!!

Our Beautiful Lady!

Our Beautiful Lady!

Bros. Tylor and Bob preparing to remove for a facelift.

Bros. Tylor and Bob preparing to remove for a facelift.

I can’t thank you all enough for all of the hard work put into this effort. I encourage all brethren to reach out and thank these brothers and more importantly offer your assistance if possible. Your contribution can and will make a difference.

Fraternal Love to All!

WB Todd




Lodge Renovation Wrap-up

The downstairs renovation is nearly complete! Brothers came in again this weekend, led by Bro Tim P., and completed the painting project. Many thanks to Bro’s David F, Stan R, and Tim M for their help as well!




Lodge building renovation update – Painting!

The main floor renovation continues to make progress! Brothers from the lodge came in this weekend and got a lot accomplished.

On day one, the ceiling received a fresh coat of paint while the walls, window trim, and a few of the doors got a coat of primer to prepare for final paint. Before any of that could be done there was quite a bit of sanding, spackling, and other prep work to do.

Day two picked up where day one left off and the entire room received coats of caulking. Prep for final paint also included spot painting, more sparkling, and work on the entryway. The main doors now open and close easily – no need to slam them!

Many thanks to Brothers Roger, Eddie, Tim P, and David M for making this all happen.

– Brother Tom

 




Emergent Communication – 2 Aug 2014 at 9 AM

Brethren:
 
We will have an Emergent Communication on Saturday morning, August 2nd beginning at 9:00 AM to confer a 3rd Degree. After conferring the degree we will break for a pancake breakfast and fellowship.
Please join us if you can!
Sincerely,
Bro Tom