The West Liberty Mad River Masons of Lodge 161 teamed up with the Logan County Braves to raise money for Special Olympics. The Masons held a Spaghetti Dinner on Nov. 21 in their downtown West Liberty facility. Logan County Special Olympics Coordinator Rose Canter says there was a good flow of people dining in and carrying out. Several Logan County Special Olympics team members helped by serving food and clearing tables.
Masons in Ohio have a long history of supporting Special Olympics. Canter explains that Ohio Masons help pay for the room and board of Summer Games Special Olympics participants each year in June. This sponsorship allows Logan County’s own Special Olympics Bowling and Track and Field teams to make the trip to Columbus to compete. Canter says earlier this fall West Liberty Masons approached her about establishing an event to raise money specifically for the Logan County Braves team. Canter and team member Frank Chatfield spoke at a Masons meeting in October and liked the idea of a dinner.
When the spaghetti meal was over, the Masons presented the group with a check for $925. Canter says the money will be used to support the nearly 130 Special Olympics team members from Logan County with new uniforms, supplies and equipment for years to come.
Story submitted by the Logan County Board of DD.