St. John Lodge #18 Free and Accepted Masons are celebrating 150 years since it was chartered on November 20, 1873. The lodge is celebrating with a rededication of the lodge building on October 7, 2023, with Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in Nevada Kevin P. McCans presiding.
The lodge, which also sponsors the annual Labor Day Pancake Breakfast in the Pioche City Park, will be serving breakfast on the mornings of September 2-4, 2023, from 7:00am – 10:00am. Tickets are $10.00 each or 5 for $40.00, kids under 5 are free. We will be serving sausage, eggs, coffee, orange juice and all you can eat pancakes!
This year we are having a raffle to raise funds to aid in the restoration of the historic lodge building in Pioche. The raffle item is a Howa Model 1500 Walnut Hunter Rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor and 4×16 Vortex Viper hunting scope with Cabela’s gun case donated by one of the lodge members. Raffle tickets are available in Pioche at the Nevada Club, where the rifle, scope and case will be on display or from any lodge member in Pioche and in the Ely/McGill area from Nick Patras 775-289-0577 or Jesse Cox 775-296-2494. Winner does not have to be present to win and must pass an FFL background check.
The Masonic Lodge, a fraternal organization is open to young men of good character ages 18 and above, an application for membership can be obtained by contacting one of the above lodge members.
Hope to see you at this fun event for a great cause.