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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Operative Lodge Christmas Party 2012

Operative Lodge #308 in Polk City, Iowa hosted its annual Christmas Party on Monday, Dec. 10. Worshipful master for the 2012 year Darrell Fremont welcomed over 75 Freemasons and their families to the event. The dinner included turkey, ham, potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and much more; the deserts alone required an extra table! Special thanks go to the Eastern Star chapter at Polk City for their beautiful decorations.

Santa and his "elf" also made an appearance, much to the delight of the children, and Masons, in attendance! A few pictures are posted below.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Polk City Square Lighting 2012

The city of Polk City held its annual Square Lighting on Monday, Dec. 3. The town square is decorated with a wide assortment of lights, holiday characters, and decorations and on Dec. 3rd the lights were all turned on.

Operative Lodge #308 in Polk City hosted an open house along with businesses on the square. We served 1 gallon of punch and 3 1/2 hot pots of hot chocolate to about 30 folks who stopped by, including the winner of the 2012 Operative Lodge North Polk High School scholarship. He said school at ISU was going well and he expressed thanks for the scholarship; he has already spent the money on expenses and that it went fast! He is majoring in Ag Business with a minor in law enforcement.

Pasted below are a few pictures of the square lighting from the Des Moines Register.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Polk City Square Christmas Lights!

Join Operative Lodge #308, Polk City businesses, and the public for the annual Holiday Square Lighting in Polk City Tuesday, December 4. North Polk Elementary band students will perform at 5:30 PM at Miller Hall in the the Big Creek Historical Society museum (next door to the Lodge). The lights on the Square will be turned on at 6 PM and local businesses will host an open house. Santa will make an appearance at City Hall!

Operative Lodge will have its doors open and be serving punch and cookies. Please stop by the Lodge and say hello! Special thanks go to the Polk City Eastern Star for decorating the Lodge!

More information can be found on the Polk City website by clicking here.