Robert Burns Masonic Lodge #496 helps local schools through popcorn sales


Members of Robert Burns Masonic Lodge #496 in Gainesville raise money through sales of microwave popcorn at area basketball games for the Masonic Home of Missouri’s Creating-a-Partnership program, which matches funds from local Masonic lodges for certain benevolent initiatives related to the well-being of children. Robert Burns Masonic Lodge members Ed Kapelski (left) at the popcorn-selling table at a recent Gainesville High School game and (above) Bobbie Grisham with school counselor Amelia Menz at the popcorn table at Dora School.

Right, Robert Burns Masonic Lodge member Bobbie Grisham, center, presents a check for $504 to Dora superintendent Steve Richards, left, and school counselor Amelia Menz to help Dora students in need of clothing and hygiene items. In October, the Gainesville Masons also presented a $500 check to the Gainesville Elementary School. The funds come from the Masonic Home of Missouri’s Creating-a-Partnership program, which matches funds from local Masonic lodges for certain benevolent initiatives related to the well-being of children. The program has operated here since 2004, when the Gainesville Masons presented their first checks to area schools.

Ozark County Times

504 Third Steet
PO Box 188
Gainesville, MO 65655

Phone: (417) 679-4641
Fax: (417) 679-3423

Comment Here