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The Christmas trees have arrived!


It’s that time of year again when the lawn at the
Derry Masonic Temple turns into a pine grove full of Christmas trees!

They come in every shape and size, and there’s sure to be one that will bring a smile to your face as you enjoy this holiday season.

We’re not just selling Christmas trees this year, we’re also accepting donations for some very worthy causes – Toys for Tots, The Food Pantry,  Sonshine Soup Kitchen, and the End 68 Hours of Hunger program.

So come on by, drop off a donation, pick out tree, or maybe a wreath. We also have ornaments, and be sure to take a picture at the
selfie station!

We’re open Monday-Friday from 2-8pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-8pm until the trees are gone.

Thank you to all who donated

20141219_154929The members of St. Mark’s Lodge would like to thank everyone that came out and supported our annual drives this year.

In addition to the toys seen here being taken to Toys for Tots, we also had a clothing and food drive.

All told approximately $1700 in donations this year to help the many families in our community in need of help.

A special thank you to Br. Lenny Perkins for picking up the donations and delivering them to the drop off centers before the Christmas Holiday.

Opening of New Children’s Space at Derry Public Library

St. Mark's Lodge at the opening of the new Derry Public Library Children's SpaceOn August 8th members of the Derry Public Library and St. Mark’s Lodge participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new children’s space at the library which was donated by the Lodge.

The children’s space includes items such as kitchen, puppet theater and a costume chest for kids to enjoy and the area is ringed with bookshelves full of books to encourage reading as well.

Pictured above from left are Library Director Cara Barlow, Children’s Librarian Nicole Giroux, Lodge Members, Al Lamson, Allan Virr, Joseph Rubin, George Chapman, and Harry Moore.

(photo via Nutfield News)

St. Mark’s Receives Certificate of Appreciation

Toys for Tots 2013 AcknowledgementLast night at our Stated Communication it was announced that St. Mark’s Lodge had received a Certificate of Appreciation for our support of the Toys for Tots program in 2013.

Many thanks to all those that dropped off donations, got the word out, and helped to make the holidays a little nicer for those that need the help.