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mpSurprise! Revealed at Youth Appreciation Day

At the 82nd annual Youth Appreciation Day at Masonic Village at Elizabethtown on May 27, R.W.G.M. William Slater II announced a surprise gift to the children: a trip to Disney World June 13 - 17, made possible by generous donations from Mrs. Mary Dearden, of Elizabethtown, Pa., Perseverance Lodge No. 21 in Harrisburg and income from the estate of Bro. Jack Harding, of Sugar Run, Pa.

Prior to the Disney World surprise, Gilson "Buz" Cash, director of children's services, presented each of the youth with medallions for their participation in various academic and extracurricular activities and plaques and certificates of achievement.

The day's events concluded with the annual Tree Planting Ceremony. The four graduating seniors, pictured above (l-r), Nate Garman, Mike Cross, Josh Klaus and Eileen Arroyo-Diaz, along with the Grand Master and Bro. Cash, plant a tree to commemorate the occasion and to leave a living symbol of their ties to the Masonic Children's Home.

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