Holly Lodge No. 134, Free & Accepted Masons, visited Christine Widdis’s first-graders at Holly’s Patterson Elementary with a welcome surprise—a donation to their classroom.
Holly Lodge hosted its first annual Masonic Miles 5k Run/Walk and 1 mile Kids Fun Run in May, with proceeds from the event going towards the Lodge’s charitable programs. As an incentive for 1st through 3rd graders in area school districts to participate in the fun run, Holly Lodge offered to donate back to classroom with the most registered children the race registration fees from those kids.
Mrs. Widdis’s first-grade class had the most participants, and received a $50 donation from the Lodge to be used for classroom supplies and needs. The donation was doubled to total $100 from a matching contribution from the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation.