Members of the Highland Masonic Lodge 583 will walk non-stop in front of the Highland Masonic Temple for three days to raise money for three charities.
From noon on Thursday, April 21 at until noon on Sunday, April 24, Highland Masons have pledge to walk continuously.
“Hot or cold, rain or shine, night or day,” said Mason Dave Landolt, who will be one of the walkers.
The event will raise money for the Illinois Masonic Children’s Homes, Leaps of Love, and the Historical Highland Lodge building.
Illinois Masonic Children’s Home provides a safe and nurturing environment for children who are unable to care for themselves due to various family or home conditions in LaGrange and Murphysboro, Ill.
Leaps of Love embraces families affected by childhood cancer by providing hope, strength and encouragement to meet the challenges they face today as well as the long-term effects of tomorrow.
Built in 1893, the John Wildi Masonic Temple, is a historic landmark in the city of Highland, and is the home of the local Masonic museum. The Masons provide for the maintenance and repair of the facility, in addition to the Masonic Lodge’s other charitable activities.
Pledges are being accepted for each hour walked or as lump-sum donations.
“Last year, we raised nearly $5,000 when I sat on the Masonic buildings roof for 72 hours,” Landolt said.
To donate or make a pledge, or if there are any questions regarding the event, feel free to contact Landolt at (618) 550-2800 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make checks payable to: Highland Masonic Lodge. Mail them to David Landolt, 1846 Klaus Geiger Road, Highland, IL 62249.