Saturday afternoon, Oct. 27, there was a big turn out for the trick or treat in Eatonville. Most of the local businesses handed out candy to the kids in the community but there was one place in particular that caught some attention.
Stephen Johnston, the Master of the Lodge, along with other members from The Terrestrial Mt-View Lodge hosted a party for the community for the first year ever. The stairways up to the Lodge gave some kids a spooky vibe but they were welcomed in with RC cars, mini golf, and candy. The fraternity plans to host the event annually, as well as some other events open to the public so they become more involved in the Eatonville community.
Most residents have not heard about the Terrestrial Mt-View Lodge or do not know what it is all about. The Lodge has fraternity members called “Freemasons”, which is not only what many of the past U.S. presidents were committed to, but is also the oldest fraternity in the world.
Freemasonry, according to Johnston, is being dedicated to the “Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God” and the members are dedicated to their god and serving their community.
The Lodge is having a talk on Freemasonry in the Wild West that will be open to the public starting at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 8. Beginning in December, the Masons are offering mini golf at their dinners. All donations from the Freemason Dinners have been donated to the First Responders Coffee fund. They are encouraging the public to attend as well and as guests, their dinner is free.
The Lodge is located above Malibu Frozen Yogurt at 109 Mashell Ave, Eatonville. For more information, donations or to learn more about Freemasonry, call Stephen Johnston at (253) 666-2408 or go to http://www.freemason-wa.org/