Local Masons from St. John’s 21a Lodge in Vankleek Hill, represented by Worshipful Master Colvin Smith, presented $500 to the Reverend James Douglas, who accepted on behalf of the Vankleek Hill Food Bank, at their December 2018 meeting. The Masons meet in space located above the library in Vankleek Hill and have been collecting nonperishable food, clothing to support the Vankleek Hill Food Bank for several years now. The food bank is one of several charities supported by the local Masons throughout the year. Masons bring nonperishable food and gently used clothing to each meeting during the year and in addition, cash donations are collected during the meetings.

The St. John’s 21a Lodge is celebrating its 175th anniversary in Champlain Township in Eastern Ontario and members see it as their responsibility to contribute to the local community.  More information on the lodge and how to become a member can be found on the following web sites:  https://grandlodge.on.ca/ and https://easterndistrictmasons.wordpress.com/