Frenship Masonic Lodge to raise funds for scholarship

Members of Wolfforth-Frenship Masonic Lodge 1447 will be selling kettle corn to raise funds for a scholarship to be awarded to a Frenship student. Pictured are lodge officers, from left: Randy Alford, senior warden; Ronnie Kinney, master of the lodge; and Harry Eastus, junior warden. (Photo by Jennifer Adkins)

Ronnie Kinney, master of Wolfforth-Frenship Masonic Lodge 1447, said raising funds for a scholarship goes along with the mission of the Masons.

“Masons are real big into education,” he said. “… We’ve always been a leading factor in education.”

The lodge, located on Donald Preston Drive across from Frenship High School, currently has 64 members.

From 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sept. 27, Kinney said some of the Masons will be at United at 8010 Frankford Ave. selling kettle corn to raise money for the scholarship. Kinney said United will match whatever the Masons raise and the scholarship will be formed.

The Masonic lodge will form an educational committee to work with the FHS counselor to decide who will receive the scholarship.

Kinney said the lodge has raised money for scholarships in the past.

“We’ve just fallen off in years past of not awarding that. I’ve tried to get it started back again,” he said.

The Frenship lodge meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month.

Mike Wright, a member of the Frenship School Board and the Masonic Lodge, will give a presentation about the school during the September meeting “in order to generate interest here at the lodge in education so we can get a lot of turnout to help with this popcorn,” said Kinney.

The Wolfforth-Frenship lodge was chartered on 1983. Kinney joined the Masons in Seagraves in 1993. He found out about the organization through his uncle.

The Masons are a men’s organization. The Masonic Lodge has a women’s organization as well called the Eastern Stars.

Kinney said anyone interested in joining can talk to any member of the Masonic Lodge for information on joining.

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