The Masons of Horace Chase Lodge held their 15th annual D.A.R.E. Pancake Breakfast, on Saturday, April 15, 2017, to benefit the Boscawen Elementary School D.A.R.E. Program. The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten, through high school grade, how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives. It provides the students with factual information about drugs, gangs and violence, and the consequences of becoming involved with them. The program also teaches coping skills to resist the pressure to use drugs, or to become involved in harmful activities. It offers this in their school in an effort to foster a strong relationship with community-based police officer.
Said Worshipful Brother Glenn Patterson, Master of Horace Chase Lodge, “We specialize in bringing smiles to the faces of hungry people! It’s all about meeting the local families, having them visit us, so we can get to know one another. With financial support from local businesses like The Smoke Shack Southern Barbecue, and the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire, were able to raise $1,200 for Boscawen’s D.A.R.E. program! Brother Scott Nichols, breakfast organizer for Horace Chase Lodge, said “the event was an enormous success, they came hungry and they left happy!” Glenn Patterson, Master, added, “We’ll present the check to Chief Kevin Wyman at the June stated meeting. We also want to give a huge thank you to all the servers, the kitchen volunteers, and the Boscawen Police Department for all their help.
Picture Caption: Lodge members, and their wives, volunteering in the kitchen, to feed their hungry guests!