St. John's Lodge Community Activities
There are many activities which St John's Lodge is and has been activity in the past and currently. One such activity which we have been and still very much currently is our service to the Veterans at Lyons Hospital. This in fact is a District function which all the Lodges in the District participates in, St John's serves on a circulating basis where several members travel to the Lyons Hospital on a designated Sunday to assist the Veterans who wish to go to the Church Service. Our 11th District has been serving in this capacity for many years.
The Lodge has for the past several years held a 4th of July barbeque open to all; where hamburgers, hot dogs various kinds of salads and of course light drink refreshments. Usually followed by water melon and many deserts. We have tried steamers and clams on the half shell but we have not found the expert to assist in this offering so this has not done well.
For the last few years one of our members Worshipful Brother, Doctor Paul Lewandowski has been hosting a pasta/pizza meal for the Mt. Lakes track/Cross country team a couple of times a year. Paul is assisted by many parents in this endeavor whereby the whole team is served in our Lodge Dinning room since the team grew to a size that Parents home would not accommodate the whole team. Members of our Lodge often come by to observe but the lions share of the work is completed by the parents. Worshipful Brother Paul started this undertaking while his Son was a star runner on the Mt Lakes High School Track team and has continued well after his Son has gone off to run in College. Here is an early photo of the track team taken in our Lodge room in 2012 Worshipful Brother Paul in addition to serving our Lodge and the Local High School also makes his Chiropractor Service available to returning Veterans free of Charge and has been doing that for some time.