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DeMolay Plans Charity Dinner for Children’s Dyslexia Center

On Saturday, April 13, from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Elizabethtown Chapter, Order of De-Molay, will be holding their 24th annual charity dinner fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Lancaster. The all-you-can-eat chicken pot pie dinner will be held in the Lodge Multi-Purpose Room, formerly known as the Lodge Dining Room at the Freemason Cultural Center of the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown. The main course is the “wet” or “Pennsylvania Dutch style” pot pie with homemade noodles and tender chicken in a thick stew.

The cost of the dinner, which includes all-you-caneat chicken pot pie and apple sauce, beverage and dessert, is $9 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Advance ticket purchases are recommended; very limited tickets will be available at the door on April 13. Take-outs are not available, but quarts of the chicken pot pie will be sold for the price of the adult dinner. In addition to the dinner, a Chinese auction will be held for a variety of prizes and gifts.

Dinner tickets are available from any DeMolay or adviser and at various locations at the Masonic Village and at the Children’s Dyslexia Center, 213 West Chestnut Street in Lancaster. Tickets are also available from Dave Berry by phoning 717-367-1536 X4 or by e-mailing him at

Elizabethtown Chapter, Order of DeMolay, has raised nearly $45,000.00 for the Children’s Dyslexia Center through their annual fundraising dinners, with the Lancaster Center being the beneficiary for the past nineteen years. The center provides professional treatment, free of charge, to children with dyslexia, and is sponsored by the Lancaster Lodge of Perfection, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Masons of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. The Lancaster Center provides tutoring services to students in the Lancaster County area.

Elizabethtown Chapter, Order of DeMolay, isa 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; Lancaster Commandery No. 13; and Corinthian Royal Arch Chapter No. 224. Anyone who wants more information about Elizabethtown DeMolay may contact Chapter Adviser “Dad” Jesse Spence at 717-209-0843 or

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