N’ville Masons join Great Day of Service event in Shelbyville

Published 5:52 pm Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Nearly 150 Masons from across the state, including Hart Lodge of Nicholasville, participated in the organization’s annual Great Day of Service at Masonic Home of Shelbyville. Volunteers helped beautify and perform service projects at the Shelbyville and Louisville campuses for the annual tradition. 

There were 150 volunteers in attendance at the Shelbyville event, with a total of 400 taking part in the special day across the two campuses. The group also joined together to form a large human square and compass figure on the campus.

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“As we celebrate 150 years, it’s exciting to honor the incredible tradition of giving and charity by what is believed to be the oldest fraternity in the world, the Masons,” said Gary Marsh, President, and CEO of Masonic Homes. “While today, Masonic Homes of Kentucky serves everyone regardless of affiliation, it was truly a special occasion to honor the small group of Kentucky Masons that in 1867, had the idea to establish a Home in Louisville for widows and children of the Civil War.”

The Masons are a global organization with a legacy of giving and charity, who saw early, the need for a home to tend to and care for those families left behind by the Civil War that hit Kentucky hard. Today, their tradition of good deeds continues as Masonic Homes has evolved to become an expert in modern aging care and other specialized services for people of all ages and affiliations at its Louisville, Shelbyville and Northern Kentucky campuses.

For more about Masonic Homes, visit www.masonichomesky.com, and to read more about the program’s 150-year history, visit www.mhky150.com.