What’s in the laundry baskets? Good will and good deed! The Gulf Beach Masonic Lodge, located in Madeira Beach, delivered some holiday cheer to 12 South Pinellas families who needed a little help. Those laundry baskets included a turkey, pie, and all the fixings, part of a four-decade tradition.
The lodge, chartered in 1950, has members from all walks of life: “bankers, contractors, teachers, Congressmen, soldiers, pharmacists, police, firefighters” and a variety of men, a press release reads. Any man 18 and older can become a Freemason, as was George Washington, 15 other US Presidents and other notables like Red Skelton and Benjamin Franklin.