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Community DevelopmentNickerson Lodge No. 43 Donates $500 to the Nickerson Kansas Chamber of Commerce

Kansas Masonic Foundation Supports Local Kansas Masonic Lodge With Chamber of Commerce Donation

Nickerson, Kansas (May 28, 2021)—The Kansas Masonic Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to benefitting Kansas communities, has partnered with Nickerson Lodge No. 43 to donate $500 to the Nickerson Kansas Chamber of Commerce, a small group of local Nickerson residents reinvesting their time and talent toward creating a better community for all individuals. 

Founded in 1882, Nickerson Lodge No. 43 is a Kansas Masonic lodge dedicated to Freemasonry, the oldest surviving fraternal organization in the world. The lodge has 37 members and supports the community through acts of service, including helping start the Nickerson Community Pride Association, providing supplemental funds for multiple local funerals, rebuilding the playground in City Park, filling food baskets for families in need, providing gifts for less fortunate families, and participating in city-wide events such as Klear Nearly Days and Trunk or Treat. The lodge has previously donated to the Nickerson Kansas Chamber of Commerce to help with different events throughout the year and continues to support the organization with providing recreational community activities. 

“At Nickerson Lodge No. 43, our Brothers define doing good charitable work by investing time, labor, and charitable contributions to the very community that has accepted us,” said Nickerson Lodge No. 43 Secretary Leo Ritter. “We have previously donated to the Nickerson Kansas Chamber of Commerce on an annual basis, such as buying snowflakes to decorate the streets during Christmas and helping with other events throughout the year.” 

This year, the Brothers at Nickerson Lodge No. 43 have teamed up with the Kansas Masonic Foundation to provide a monetary donation of $500 to the Nickerson Kansas Chamber of Commerce in Reno County, Kansas. The funds will help provide a fireworks display at the community Klear Nearly Days in August of this year and will be presented at the next stated lodge meeting, following an organized meal.

About the Kansas Masonic Foundation:
As the philanthropic arm of Kansas Masons, the Kansas Masonic Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to benefiting Kansas communities and supporting fellow Masons and their families. Since its inception, the foundation has invested more than $50 million in Kansas communities and individuals through funding academic, scientific, and charitable endeavors. For additional information about the Kansas Masonic Foundation and to get involved, click here. 

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