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Kansas PRIDEMaking Communities a Better Place to Live and Work
The Kansas PRIDE Program is a partnership of Kansas State University (KSU) Research and Extension, the Kansas Department of Commerce, Kansas Masons and Kansas PRIDE, Inc. The program is dedicated to serving communities across the state, encouraging and assisting local government and volunteers in making communities a better place to live and work.
What People Are Saying
“Being involved with the public is one of our high priorities. We want people to see what our fraternity does and how we can help them. When you can bring people together as a team, you have something that will work.”Doug Wilkinson, Past Master Belleville Lodge, No. 129, Belleville, Kansas
“Through the Kansas Masonic Foundation’s gift to us, we have been able to hire additional personnel so we can go out and better support the 70 PRIDE communities throughout Kansas. It’s also going to enable us to expand the number of PRIDE communities.”Gregg Hadley, Associate Director Kansas State Extension, Kansas State University
“I’ve been thrilled with how enthusiastic the Masons have been. With them helping, we were able to re-stain the planters that needed to be done. We used some Tabor student volunteers to come over and do projects. The Masons orchestrated all that for us. The Masons also helped spread millings on the walking paths to make them safer to walk on.”Pam Byer, Retired President Kansas PRIDE, Marion, Kansas
“The Masonic lodge there partnered with the Kansas PRIDE group to help dig potatoes, bring in supplies and heavy labor for a community garden. That project has expanded to the point of starting a farmer’s market.”Jan Steen, Co-Coordinator Kansas PRIDE