5th Annual Masonic Pheasant Hunt

The 18th Masonic District’s 5th Annual Masonic Pheasant Hunt was held on February 11, 2017 on a beautiful day at Honey Hill Hunting Preserve in Hillsboro, North Carolina.  Three hunts were offered releasing 200 birds each.  Over 150 hunters took advantage of the wonderful sporting event to help support the mission at the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford.  The day began at 7am with a fantastic breakfast provided by organizers PDDGM James Britt of Proctorville Lodge #643 and Edwin Russ and Happy Bufkin of Lebanon Lodge #207.

The Masonic Pheasant Hunt provided a great time for Masons and non-Masons to learn about the Home. The Walker Sisters always attend and share how important the Home was for them and give thanks by saying the OO Meal Blessing.  The Honorable A.B. Swindell, Oxford Lodge #122 and past Board Member, attended again this year with his sons.  A family from Pennsylvania also heard about the Masonic Pheasant Hunt, made the trip, and plan to attend again next year.  PDDGM Britt estimates this year’s net proceeds will exceed $4000 for the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford.  Sincerest thanks to all who planned, prepared, participated, and plan on attending next year.  It’s a great day for a great cause.

6th Annual Great Landscape Day at MHCO – March 18, 2017

 

It’s that time of year again!  March 18, 2017 will mark our 6th Annual Great Landscape Day at the Masonic Home!  This day of service and charity has grown from a single Girl Scout Troop to over 120 individuals representing families, businesses, churches, Lodges, and civic organizations.  The beauty those participants have given to this Home continues today.  Our thanks again for the help in the past and for consideration of this year’s event.  We hope any who are interested can join us and will invite others to share in this day of help and fellowship!  Come and join us for a good meal (two in fact) and the chance to bring beauty, comfort, and security to the home of a child.

 

 

When:           Saturday, March 18, 2017

                        (NO RAIN DATE THIS YEAR – CALL FOR UPDATES!)

Where:         Masonic Home for Children, 600 College St., Oxford, NC

Schedule:     7:30am – 9am – Continental Breakfast for participants

                         8:30am – 12:00pm – Landscaping Event on Campus

                         12:00pm – Lunch and Conclusion of Event

 

Groups can start after 8:30am and/or leave before 12 noon if needed.  Please bring shovels, gloves, wheelbarrow, rakes, and other landscaping implements for your personal use.  A needs list of items that can be given as part of the event is available at www.mhc-oxford.orgYou must RSVP and sign-up on or before March 10, 2017 to participate and must include the number attending.  This is very important to make the most of this day. To RSVP or for more information contact MHCO at 919-603-3930 or jgrimes@mhc-oxford.org.