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DeMolay Helps Rotary Club at Library Event, Raising $500

Shown in back: Elizabethtown DeMolay Patrick Eiswerth, Pennsylvania DeMolay Centennial Celebration Youth Chairman Sean Reitze, Elizabethtown DeMolay Jake Beers. Front: Elizabethtown DeMolays Gabe Anderson, Adam Baker, Master Councilor Holden Green, Martin Stoner, Jonathan Curran and Mason Barrick.

Members and advisers of Elizabethtown Chapter, Order of DeMolay, assisted the Elizabethtown Rotary Club by providing a coat check service, assisting the vendors and providing trash removal at the 11th annual Taste of Western Lancaster County held at the Elizabethtown Public Library on Friday, Feb. 1. As a part of the coat check, the DeMolays collected donations, raising $500.00 for the Elizabethtown library.

One of the principles of the Order of DeMolay is teaching young men to be responsible and community-involved citizens and the organization does this through a number of community service projects throughout the year. The DeMolays partner with the Elizabethtown Rotary Club for their annual Christmas tree sales and the Taste of Western Lancaster County event. DeMolay has been involved with the Taste of Western Lancaster County for the 11 years that the event has been held, and the total donations to the library from the coat check project amounts to $3,975.

Elizabethtown Chapter, Order of DeMolay, is a fraternal organization for young men between the ages of 12 and 21 years of age. Through its varied activities, the Order of DeMolay teaches the principles of good citizenship, fraternalism, and leadership. A basic chapter program includes public speaking, athletics, social functions, travel, and civic service projects. Elizabethtown Chapter is sponsored by Abraham C.Treichler Lodge No. 682 Free and Accepted Masons, Corinthian Royal Arch Chapter No. 224 and Lancaster Commandery No. 13 Knights Templar. Anyone who wants further information may contact Chapter Adviser “Dad” Jesse Spence at 717-209-0843 or

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