|Left-right: Bros. Joseph E. Murphy, CEO for the Masonic Villages; Arthur J.
Kurtz, R.W. Past Grand Master; Stephen Gardner, R.W. Grand Master; John
E. Adams, Jr., and Kenneth E. Beard, Jr., D.D.G.M., District 2.
On March 27, Robert Burns Lodge No. 464, Harrisburg, representative,
Bro. John E. Adams, Jr., presented a check to Bro. Stephen Gardner,
R.W. Grand Master, to cover the costs to expand the Masonic Tree of
Life. The Tree of Life, located in the lobby of the Retirement Living
clubhouse at the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, was created and
presented by the lodge in 1990 in honor of R.W. Past Grand Master
Arthur J. Kurtz.
The current tree of 500 leaves, which is nearly full, will be expanded
by the end of 2008 to add a small grove with two new trees each holding
an additional 200 leaves. Funds received for the Masonic Tree of Life
program are invested to cover the monthly resident service fee for those
residents of Retirement Living whose funds have been depleted.
Contribution opportunities are as follows: Base Stones are available
in three sizes for gifts of $10,000, $25,000 or $50,000; an Acorn is $5,000
and a Leaf is $1,000.
If you are interested in making a contribution
for a leaf, acorn or stone, please contact the Office of Gift Planning
at (800) 599-6454.