Friendship Lodge No. 84 A.F. & A.M.
Recent Community Service
During the past few years Friendship Lodge participated in several community service projects.
From Novemeber 1 through December 17, 2016, the Lodge conducted a food drive to benefit the Community Action Council's Food Pantry. The Lodge made it easy for the public to drop off food and cash without even leaving their cars. Members were on the sidewalk in front of the Lodge ready to accept donations for five hours each Saturday. Even Santa Claus and one of his elves were there near Christmas to offer support. The Lodge collected over 400 pounds of food and more than $170 in cash.
On Saturday, November 26, 2016 and again on Friday, November 24, 2017 the Lodge rang the bell for the Salvation Army. With temperatures in the 30's, members stood in front of the local Walmart for 12 hours to collect funds for the Salvation Army.
For a number of years, the Lodge has provided our auditorium to the Hagerstown Exchange Club to hold their annual Children's Holiday Party where more than 100 parents and their children gathered. The families are part of a health department program for first-time mothers and fathers who were learning about prenatal care, breastfeeding the how-tos of changing diapers and much more.