The World’s Oldest Fraternity Plans Extravaganza In Somerset

SOMERSET — Following a successful year of social and charitable programs, the Freemasons and Stars will celebrate their annual convention. The Most Worshipful Job Grand Lodge and Bethune Grand Chapter perform various charities within the state. These charities range from scholarships, soup kitchens, athletic leagues, food baskets, blood drives, youth mentoring programs and more.

Freemason dignitaries from Michigan, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, will be in attendance on June 2-5, at the Double Tree Hotel, 200 Atrium Drive in Somerset. The convention will showcase several speakers as well as information regarding Freemasonry. It will also unveil the Freemasons and Stars’ Public Resolution to combat a social ill in 2011 and 2012.


The following events are opened to the general public free of charge; Thursday evening’s “Meet & Greet,” hosted by the Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Department for children 5-18 years of age, and Saturday’s General Session commencing at 9 a.m.

Other events include the King Solomon and Queen of the South on Friday morning and the Grand Lodge and Grand Chapter Session beginning at 8 p.m. The convention will be capped off with an awards banquet at 7 p.m. on Saturday and a disco immediately following.

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