The Hardy Masonic Lodge (Wilson Lodge #432) hosted its Sixth annual lineup of the Hardy Christmas Parade Dec. 10 at Wilson Lodge, next to Hardy City Hall. This has been ringside seat to the parade lineup grounds and has been hosting hot chocolate, coffee and donuts for the past six years.
The Lodge also provides a warm place to gather with restrooms for parade participants and workers. “The City of Hardy pays for the donuts and we serve them up with hot drinks and a smile. It all started as a way to get more involved with community but has turned into a fun annual event that all the brothers look forward to” said Greg Bess, a mason and current master of the lodge. This year with the rainy weather their services were even more appreciated as they served over 100.
Wilson Lodge is one of the oldest organizations serving Hardy and the surrounding area. The lodge received its charter Nov. 23, 1886, from the Arkansas Ground Lodge and is one of 196 lodges in the state representing 9,462 members. The four million Masons worldwide continue to help men and women face the problems of the 21st century by building bridges of brotherhood and instilling in the hearts of men ideals for a better tomorrow.
For more information on Freemasonry, ask a mason or contact Greg Bess at 870-761-2828 or via email at [email protected].