Masons benefit Moran Day, Marmaton Valley’s FFA

Gifts will purchase T-shirts for students and provide prize money for parade entries

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September 9, 2021 - 9:28 AM

Marmaton Valley High School FFA members, from left, Haylee Meiwes, Mykayla Ard, Quincy Adams and Kailtynn Morgan prepare sausage patties in 2020 for a thank-you breakfast for USD 256 teachers and staffers as part of National FFA Week. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Through its partnership with Marmaton Lodge 245, the Kansas Masonic Foundation has awarded the FFA program at Marmaton Valley High School $200 and the Moran Day Committee $400.

James Mueller, secretary of the Marmaton Lodge, said  the funds for the Sept. 18 Moran Day will go toward prize money for a chariot race held during the parade. 

“We contribute to the Moran Day Committee regularly,” Mueller said in a press release. “In the past, we have donated money to purchase new bean pots” for the annual bean feed.

The donation to the MVHS FFA chapter will be used to purchase T-shirts for new FFA members. 

“We place an emphasis on the young people in our school as they are our future,” Mueller said.

A formal presentation will be at tonight’s lodge meeting. 

Founded in 1885, Marmaton Lodge 245 has 82 members.