Donations made in support of Almont, Dryden pantries

Linked Hearts volunteers (l-r) Vickie Simek, Evelyn Hoeksema, Liz Lewis, Pat Lewis and Louann Carson accept donation from Worshipful Master Jeffery Zajko.


ALMONT/DRYDEN — The generosity of the Almont/Dryden Masonic Lodge #51 F.&A.M. has been on full display, with the arrival of another holiday season.

On November 3, the Almont/Dryden Masons presented a check for $500 to Linked Hearts of Dryden at 5595 Main Street in Dryden.

The same day, the Masons delivered another $500 check to the First Congregational Church of Almont, 201 E. St. Clair St. in Almont.

Lodge #51 Secretary Rod Stewart said both donations will go towards their respective food pantries.

While delivering the checks, Stewart was informed by staff at both pantries said that their food supplies have been running low.

“I was quite surprised to hear that their meat lockers are empty,” Stewart said. “They haven’t had meat to distribute in a couple months.”

Given the urgent need and timing of the current food shortage, Stewart encourages those who can to donate food and meat products to their local pantries.

“Knowing that the holiday season is upon us, we’re appealing to others to help fill those needs.”

Masonic Lodge #51 is located at 7300 Dryden Rd. at the southeast corner of Van Dyke (M-53).

Meetings take place at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month.

To make a donation, or for further information about the Almont/Dryden Masonic Lodge, contact Rod Stewart at 248-212-1852.