Saturday, October 10, 2009

State Fair Appreciation Lunch

Over the course of the ten days of the Minnesota State Fair, four Masons and their significant others staffed each of three shifts at the Grand Lodge booth talking to parents and others about the Take 25 program of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. (See related blog this date about recognition from the Center.)

Saturday morning, the officers of the Grand Lodge hosted an appreciation lunch for workers at the Fair. about 20 folks showed up for burger, brats and to give their opinions on how to make State Fair 2010 even better.

Special thanks to Worhshipful Brothers Bruce Clarke and Matt Lundgren for chairing this event.

Senior Grand Steward John Gann explained the new Kids ID program, and how there may be insurmountable problems in bringing the identification program to the fair.

Thanks to Grand Secretary Doug Campbell, and his trusty assistant Senior Grand Deacon Dave Olson, for braving the cold (and snow!) to prepare the delicious lunch!