Jerry Marsengill 32 K.C.C.H.once told me that he wished he had done more for people than (he felt) he had. It is a measure of his humility that he did not realise how much he had done. A Masonic scholar, ritualist and mainstay of the Des Moines and Iowa Masonic bodies for many years, Jerry had the idea to hold a free Christmas Dinner for anyone who would be alone on Christmas or who just needed a meal. The dinners have continued and are now named for him. Masons from all over central Iowa contribute funds and donate time to help with this event. They are held in the Des Moines Scottish Rite Masonic Center
For those who can't make it to the Center they will go out and pick them up and bring them down and will also deliver meals.
Ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans (of course) and pumpkin pie.