Volume LIIIAugust 2006Number 3

Supporters of Masonic Charities Recognized at Annual Dinners

Congratulating Bro. Harry Fleck (4th from the left) on his and his late wife Marcella's generous contribution to the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown are, from left to right: Bro. James F. Standish, Jr., member, Committee on Masonic Homes; Mark A. Haines, R.W. Grand Secretary; Stephen Gardner, R.W. Deputy Grand Master; Ronald A. Aungst, Sr., R.W. Grand Master; Thomas K. Sturgeon, R.W. Senior Grand Warden; Jay W. Smith, R.W. Junior Grand Warden; and Jeffrey W. Coy, R.W. Grand Treasurer.

During the month of May, three recognition dinners were held across the state to recognize those donors who have contributed $750 or more to one or more of the Masonic Charities of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania during 2005. The events were held at the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia, the Masonic Village at Sewickley and the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, and 361 guests attended.

During the recognition event in Elizabethtown, R.W. Grand Master Ronald A. Aungst, Sr., had the privilege of honoring Bro. Harry Fleck and his late wife, Marcella, for their substantial gift to the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, which provided them the opportunity to name the atrium in the Freemasons Cultural Center.

A 53-year member of Cumberland Valley Lodge No. 315, Bro. Harry resides in Chambersburg, Pa. After 31 years of service, Harry and Marcella retired from the Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg. Bro. Harry is also a member of Tall Cedars in Shippensburg, and he holds the title of oldest member of Grace United Church of Christ in Shippensburg, where he has been a member for 77 years.

Upon revealing the banner displaying the atrium's new name, the Grand Master said, "Because of Harry and Marcella's love for the Masonic Village and its Mission of Love values, they wanted to leave a lasting legacy through a generous gift to name the atrium the 'Harry and Marcella Fleck Atrium.' " The Grand Master also presented Bro. Harry with his medallion.

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