Masons' Days Set for Cross-State Baseball Rivalries


It will be a day at the ball game for Masons, their families, and friends Wednesday afternoon, June 17, when the Philadelphia Phillies host the Pittsburgh Pirates at Veterans Stadium. R.W. Grand Master James L. Ernette will throw out the first ball for the 1:05 p.m. start of the game.

Proceeds from the ticket sales support the Benjamin Franklin Chapter of the Masonically affiliated Acacia Fraternity of the University of Pennsylvania. During pregame ceremonies on the field, Grand Master Ernette will present a check to Acacia Fraternity.

Tickets for seating together in the 200 level are being sold on a first-come basis at $16 per ticket. Send your check for the tickets to your lodge secretary who, in turn, will send a check for all his lodge's ticket requests to Walter Mehl, P.D.D.G.M., 5720 Rising Sun Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19120-1627. Brother Mehl will return tickets to the respective secretaries for their lodges' seats in the same general section. The deadline for the preferred seating is May 15, after which seating location can not be guaranteed. Tickets also are available up to game time from the Philadelphia Phillies.


In Western Pennsylvania, Masons' night at the ball park will be Friday, July 10, when the Pittsburgh Pirates host the Philadelphia Phillies at Three Rivers Stadium. Again, R.W. Grand Master James L. Ernette will throw out the first ball for the 7:05 p.m. start of the game. Lodges will receive scoreboard recognition.

Reserved seats, regularly $11, are priced at $10 and there will be a surprise gift with each ticket purchase. On a piece of paper, write your name, address (including ZIP), phone number, and lodge name and number and indicate the number of tickets desired. Send it with your check or money order made payable to "Gourgas Lodge of Perfection" and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15237-2700. For information, call (412) 939-3579.