East LaPorte Masonic Lodge #358 and Dillsboro Masonic Lodge #459 wish to express our appreciation to the family and friends of Jackson County for the patronage at our Charity Yard Sale April 6 at the Stanberry Insurance parking lot.

The monies obtained from the sale will go to The Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, fondly referred to as the Oxford Orphanage, the oldest Masonic and Eastern Star Home of its kind for the elderly in the U.S., opening its doors over 150 years ago; and White Stone, the oldest Masonic and Eastern Star Home of its kind for the elderly in the U.S., opening in 1910.

Both lodges together earned $1,696.87, which will help our charities meet their financial obligations along with donations from other Masonic Lodges in N.C. Thanks so much for your patronage and we look forward to seeing all of you again next year.