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ad1Autumn Day 2005!

More than 6,000 people visited the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown on Saturday, September 24, to enjoy a spectacular day for the entire Masonic family. The sun shone warmly as the crowds danced to the music, Masonic-related information booths shared information and vendors sold their wares, children played games and everyone enjoyed the entertainment by clowns, jugglers and other performers. A popular new addition this year was the Pro-Action Team, a motivational trampoline performance by Charles Manning and John Smith, presented by the Pennsylvania Youth Foundation (pictured above).

More than 100 children were CHIP'd, and donors gave 76 units of blood to benefit the victims of recent hurricanes. Ten tour buses provided ongoing tours for those interested in learning about the entensive services provided by the Masonic Village. Hungry attendees devoured 8,054 sausage sandwiches, 6,000 hot dogs, 186 gallons of soup and 11,592 ice cream novelties -- and washed them down with 16,816 drinks. Next year's annual open house for Pennsylvania Freemasons, their family members and friends is scheduled for Saturday, September 30, 2006.

Food, Fun & Fellowship


The Greater Kensington String Band always brings fans to their feet!


Worthy Grand Matron Joanne E. Lauderman and Worthy Grand Patron Harry W. Fisher, Grand Chapter of PA, OES, "clown around" with some new friends.


Grand Master William Slater II participates in a tree planting ceremony with retirement living residents of the new cottages recently completed at the Masonic Village: (left to right) Bro. Ray and Gerry Vaughan, Bro. Tom and Polly Croft, Bro. Richard and Theresa Cherry and Bro.Allan Downing


R.W.P.G.M. Edward O. Weisser donates blood to benefit hurricane victims.


Ceili Millard gets her face painted at the Job's Daughters stand


A young man is CHIP'd with help from J. Lynn Bailey.


Scott Kara and his son, A.J., enjoy watching the Masonic Village and Elizabethtown Model Railroad Club's numerous trains run around the intricate, hand-made scenery.

Juggler Bobby Pleis "wow's" the crowd.

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