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.