Fundraiser to benefit 300 valley families
■ Dennis Fletcher / Contributed
Every second Sunday, the Hemet-San Jacinto Masonic Lodge #338 holds a breakfast fundraiser. This month, over 100 attended a combined event of both fundraiser and an open house, not only to tour visitors around the lodge but also the opportunity to share the organization’s involvement in the community. The $5 all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, omelets, eggs, and biscuits was free for all the fathers this month in honor of Father’s Day.
“Fundraisers this year go to provide food baskets to be distributed to 300 families in the Hemet, Temecula, and Menifee areas.”
Rick Opina, lodge master, says, “Our goal was to enhance the presence of our Masonic Lodge in the community and give our members the opportunity to share and/or describe to visitors some of the civic activities being carried out by our lodge.”
The lodge will participate in the 826th Masonic District golf event: the Russ Baldauf Challenge Golf Tournament held on Sunday, July 15 at 9 a.m. at the Golden Era Golf Course in San Jacinto. The $55 entry fee includes breakfast and lunch. Sponsors are the Community Pantry, Menifee Valley Community Cupboard, and Community Food Pantry of Murrieta. Call Allan at (951) 672-2155 or email HSJML338@gmail.com for more information.
Fundraisers this year go to provide food baskets to be distributed to 300 families in the Hemet, Temecula and Menifee areas. In addition to supporting public schools, the lodge also supports three concordant bodies: Eastern Star, International Order of Job’s Daughters, the Rainbow Girls, and a local youth sport group.
The next monthly breakfast will be held on Sunday, July 14. Business meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month.
The Hemet-San Jacinto Masonic Lodge is located at 150 Laursen St., Hemet 92543. For information, call (951) 926-2599.