Volume LVAugust 2008Number 3

Degree Touches Brethren's Hearts

Because many permanent residents of the Masonic Health Care Center (MHCC) at the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown are confined to wheelchairs, many of these Masons have not seen degree work in years because of transportation difficulties.

On March 29, 48 brothers in the MHCC were touched to once again participate in the important ceremony as 21 officers and members of the Abraham B. Treichler Lodge No. 682, Elizabethtown, conferred a Master Mason Degree on Bro. John Townsend, a resident of the Masonic Village, in the MHCC Assembly Room. In his youth, Bro. John was a member of DeMolay and had two brothers who were Masons.

"As I got the degree, looked around at the group of people looking at me and some of them had tears in their eyes," Bro. John said. In this photo, Bro. Townsend is in the back row, center.

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