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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The Jerry Marsengill Christmas Dinner 2007

The Des Moines Consistory Kitchen where preparatios for the dinner began yesterday.
This was the 23rd Annual Christmas Dinner. The idea for the dinner was started by Brother and Most Excellent Companion Jerry Marsengill who wanted a place where anyone who would be alone could come for a Christmas dinner. You did not have to be a Mason or even in need. Just a person who wanted to come and share in the fellowhip and have a good meal.
The driving force behind the dinner today are M.W. "Bud" Erickson, Bryce Hildreth and Kris Erickson. They are the organizers (although Bryce says they are somewhat disorganized) who keep the dinners going each year.
Drivers deliver meals to folks who cannot make it to the Consistory. Dick and Doug worked all day delivering meals and also they and others picked up folks who called in and needed a ride to the building.
There were even "take home" bags for folks as they left with a sandwich and apples and oranges in the bags.
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