|Volume LIV||May 2007||Number 2|
District-wide CHIP Events Show Continued Success
On Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, the lodges of the 46th Masonic District CHIP'd 283 children. The district-wide CHIP event was held in conjunction with the Susquehanna Council of Boy Scouts Winter Jamboree at the Susquehanna Valley Mall in Selinsgrove.
Prior to this day, lodge members approached businesses in their communities and the mall to be sponsors for the event, collecting over $2,000 to fund the CHIP program.
On the day of the event, the district was given space in the center walkway of the mall for registration and fingerprinting, as well as access to the community room for the camera area.
Media coverage in the local newspapers advertised the program. On the day of the event, WNEP-TV News for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area reported on the event during their broadcast by showing the identification process.
As a result of this day, the Girl Scouts requested a CHIP program to be held in conjunction with their scheduled day at the mall.
There were 75 volunteers, representing all eight lodges in the district, helping with this event. Several off-duty law enforcement officers from State Police, local police departments, fire police and the Northumberland County Sheriff's office, donated their time to this event. Some of these individuals are not Masons, but since this involvement with the CHIP program, they have inquired about membership in the fraternity.
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