Masons, Eastern Stars & Job Daughters Recognized as Super Heroes
The City would like to recognize three special groups that have provided community service and strived to be positive contributing members of the community since the founding of Soda Springs.
The Mason’s Caribou Lodge #84
The Masons are a group of men and young men who strive to show tolerance, respect and kindness in all aspects of their lives. It is their mission to have charity and care for the community and strive to achieve high moral standards in their personal lives. The Masons nationally own and operate 22 Shriners Children Hospitals in the United States. The local Masons host fundraisers and other events to benefit those in the community. They regularly contribute to the local food bank, the Scottish Rite Learning center in Idaho Falls, help local citizens with medical debt and other hardships and enjoy annual Christmas caroling. The local Masons work to make our community a better place.
Golden Rod Chapter 64 Order of the Eastern Stars
The local Order of the Eastern Stars is a fraternity of ladies who are dedicated to charity, truth and loving kindness. They strive to care for others and improve the community where they live. They organize and support events and projects that bring together and improve the community. The local group’s annual fundraisers include Mother’s Day flower baskets and Poinsettias at Christmas time. Their efforts benefit the local Food Bank, support those with medical debt and are used to offer a scholarship in memory of Connie Squires, a long time and cherished member of the Eastern Stars. The Eastern Stars are most recently working on beautifying the community. The International group is focused on supporting the Veteran’s service dog program and will donate at least one service dog to a Veteran this year.
Job’s Daughters Bethel 60
The Job’s Daughters organization for young women ages 10-20 promotes friendship, confidence in themselves and a learning opportunity for life skills. Each group referred to as a Bethel elects an Honored Queen and Officers every six-months. The Queen and Officers learn to lead the group, manage finances and plan events with the guidance of adult volunteers. The organization strives to teach the girls how to work together to achieve goals, raise money and manage it, how to speak to an audience, the fundamentals of parliamentary procedure and the importance of community service. The local Job’s Daughters help sort food at the Food Bank and they annually create center pieces, Valentine’s Day cards and host a Halloween Party for the CMH Living Center residents. They also assist with the annual fishing derby and trunk-or-treat.
These organizations are truly Soda Springs Super Heroes!