Members of the Cobar Masonic Lodge No 97 have stepped up to assist three local community groups in Cobar.
Lodge members regularly conduct Saturday afternoon chook raffles at the Cobar Services Club to raise funds for local community groups and last week they handed out the proceeds of those raffles to the Lilliane Brady Village (LBV), Rural Outback Animal Rescue (ROAR) and the Cobar Girl Guides.
The LBV retirement home plans to use their donation of $2,000 to go towards updating
the outdoor area at the entrance of the building.
ROAR’s donation of $500 will go towards the purchase of a vehicle and food for their rescued animals.
The Cobar Girl Guides will use their donation of $500 to cover the costs associated with ingredients for their Guides Cooking Badge program.
Master of the Cobar Lodge Peter Lawrence said their members were pleased to be able to assist these local community groups and praised the support of the Services Club and local residents who have supported their fundraising efforts.
“The Cobar Masonic Lodge which has been in existence in Cobar for 138 years, has a strong history of supporting the community in a number of practical ways,” Mr Lawrence said.
“Contrary to popular belief Masonry is not a secret society but a society with some secrets as is the case with many other organisations in the community.”