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Masonic Lodge donates to St. Nick’s

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 11:13 a.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 11:23 a.m. CST

The Newton Masonic Lodge #59 presented the St. Nick’s Christmas Club with a $2,000 donation from the proceeds raised during its Christmas in July dinner fundraiser. The Grand Lodge of Iowa Charity Fund matched the gift to the St. Nick’s Christmas Club, which last year provided toys, clothing and food to 680 needy children and their families throughout Jasper County. Pictured (from left) are Wade Sheeler, Newton Masonic Lodge secretary; St. Nick’s Christmas Club Secretary Suzy Conn; Newton Masonic Lodge Tyler Jack Wright; Newton Masonic Lodge Worshipful Master Greg Van Vark; Newton Mason Ward Bailey; and Peter Hussmann, president of the St. Nick’s Christmas Club.