PIERCETON – The public is invited to attend a rededication ceremony at the Free and Associated Masons Lodge #377.

The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at the organization’s lodge, 106 N. First St.

The lodge is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its charter, service to the community and the 60th year in the lodge’s current location.

“We’ve been planning Saturday’s ceremony since this spring,” said Ed Christoffel, lodge secretary. “The actual date of the signing of the charter was May 28, 1868. In coordinating things with the Grand Lodge, we put the celebration off until Saturday.”





The Masons are “a social community, a fraternity of men from the area that have done good work in the community for 150 years, in our case,” Christoffel said. “Throughout the years, the brethren of the Pierceton Lodge have built a proud history of service and we want to share this special anniversary with a public ceremony open to everyone in the community.”

The ceremony will be presided over by Carl E. Culmann, Indiana grand master of Masons, and the Grand Lodge officers. Officers at the Pierceton Lodge include Worshipful Master Stuart Smith, Senior Warden Brett Anderson, Junior Warden C. Dean Bayne, Treasurer Dana Krull, Senior Deacon Rick Helm, Junior Deacon Austin Fryback, Senior Steward Jack Bumgardner, Junior Steward Timothy Barnett, Chaplain Jerry Hartman and Don Gebert servers as tyler.

Christoffel said any man interested in joining the fraternity can contact him or any other member. Christoffel can be reached at 574-834-3831 or via e-mail at piercetonmasoniclodge377@gmail.com.