Recently, the Cary-Grove Masonic Lodge No. 1157 and the Oneida Masonic Lodge No. 337, both located in Cary, have granted four scholarships to deserving young individuals aiming for higher education.
The recipients and their families were honored with a special dinner, during which the scholarships were presented. Two of the scholarships were awarded by Cary-Grove Lodge, and one by Oneida. These educational grants were facilitated through the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Illinois, the governing body for individual lodges.
In the state of Illinois, there are currently 460 lodges, comprising more than 50,000 Masons. Globally, Freemasons, with over 3 million members, form the largest and most ancient fraternal organization. The Freemasonry philosophy emphasizes personal growth and moral development, using metaphors from geometry and architecture to teach values grounded in universal truths.
For those interested in learning more about these lodges, information about the Cary-Grove Masonic Lodge No. 1157 can be found at 1157-il.ourlodgepage.com or facebook.com/CaryGroveMasons1157/, and details about the Oneida Masonic Lodge No. 337 can be accessed at 337-il.ourlodgepage.com.