Branson Masonic Lodge #587 has long been involved in helping the less fortunate of Stone and Taney counties, in fact for over one hundred years. With significant help local businesses such as Forever Grand Vacations, the tradition of giving continues. The CEO of Forever Grand Vacations proudly announced a donation of $500.00 to be given to the Local Branson Missouri Masonic lodge just in time for their Christmas basket program.
According to Herb Terrill, Past master and now lodge secretary, “These types of donations are a true blessing to everyone. To say that the money is well used and greatly appreciated by the families who receive the baskets is the biggest understatement.” The freemason have been helping Children and Widows as part of their charter for over a thousand years. Their long traditions stem back to the Night Templar, with the same oath to help their fellow man in need still holding true to today.
The way the program works is simple. The lodge collects lists from schools, social workers and other organizations that are familiar with which families are the most in need for assistance. The food and gifts are then collected with the help of donations such as Forever Grand Vacations and brought to the Branson Lodge. At that point, all the ingredients for a traditional holiday meal are packaged and delivered right before Christmas. Also in the basket are included toys for children that are appropriate to their age and sex.
Forever Grand Vacations is proud to support the freemason in providing struggling local families with a proper Christmas. Any persons or businesses willing to assist in this worthy effort with any type of donation is encouraged to contact the local Branson Masonic Lodge.