Another Apple Butter Festival is behind us and here are some photos from our concession wagon and some of the volunteers that worked very hard....
How about those Amish Donuts?
Brothers and Sisters-tonight is our first cake and ice cream social celebrating our members that have a birthday in October. Come out and wish them a HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
September 23 - Social at Lodge; members and guests; 6:00 pm; meat and drinks furnished; bring a covered dish to share.
Berkeley Springs Council 117 was formed on December 8, 1894. The first home was in the building at the corner of Mercer and Fairfax where the Masonic Lodge is currently located. In 1946, when the building was sold, the Junior Order relocated to the Ambrose Building on Washington Street, where it remained until the owners decided to remodel. The council them moved to the upstairs of the Ambrose Building where it remained until 1955. For the next several years member met in the Old Annex School Building while looking for a site to build their own building. Members purchased the lot where the lodge hall is located from Richard Frock on February 20, 1959. Construction on the current building started in May of 1959 and most of the members worked on it at various times until it was completed. The first meeting the newly constructed building was September 24, 1959. In 1982, an addition was constructed. The lodge is located at 732 Harrison Avenue.
The Council has had six past state councilors and two past national councilors.
July 9 - Breakfast at Lodge from 7:00a to 10;00a
July 21, 22, 23 - State Convention, Mineral Wells, WV
August 28 - Annual Picnic; Cacapon State Park, CCC Shelter; 1:30p, members and guests; hamburger and hot dogs, drinks, plates, utensils furnished; bring a covered dish to share.
September 11 - Grandparent's Day; Berkeley Springs State Park
September 23 - Social at Lodge; members and guests; 6:00p; meat and drinks furnished; bring a covered dish to share.
September TBD - District Meeting, Berkeley Springs, 7:00p
October 8 & 9 - Apple Butter Festival, Berkeley Springs
December 9 - Christmas at Lodge; members and guests; 6:00p; meat and drinks furnished; bring a covered dish to share.
Councilor: John Mason
Vice-Councilor: Carol Froebe
Junior Past Councilor: Dale Dailey
Recording Secretary: Joyce Everett
Assistant Recording Secretary: Anna Peck
Financial Secretary: Pat Mosco
Treasurer: John Ditto
Conductor: Virgil Ruppenthal
Warden: Janice Nelson
Inside Sentinel: Delores Fox
Outside Sentinel: Linda Neff
Chaplain: B.J. Ruppenthal
Trustee 18 Months: Dale Dailey
Trustee 12 Months: Larry Barney
Trustee 6 Months: Carol Froebe
GO FORTH AND SPREAD THE NEWS OF OUR BELOVED ORDER'S PRINCIPLES. OUR NATION NEEDS US DURING THESE TROUBLED TIMES.