Lodge awarded academic scholarship
The students each received a $600 scholarship from the Lodge. This is the 14th year the Kennett Freemasons have awarded scholarships to local students. The Freemasons raised the funds from the contributions of Lodge members and friends of the Lodge.
Freemasonry is the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world, with nearly 200,000 members in Pennsylvania alone and 5 million worldwide. Seventeen U.S. presidents and 13 signers of the Declaration of Independence were Masons. Freemasons contribute more than one million dollars a day to charity, through research programs, drug abuse prevention, and care for disabled and burned children. All men of integrity are welcome to become Freemasons and are invited to inquire into the membership requirements of the fraternity.
Established in Kennett Square on July 7, 1870, the Kennett Lodge has met continuously for more than 140 years.