Lake City Masonic Lodge No. 127 and Lake City Victoria Order of the Eastern Star No. 205 will host an all you can eat Breakfast Buffet Benefit for the Masonic War Veterans, Post 43.
The breakfast will be November 17 at Lake City Lodge No. 127, located at 765 E. Seneca St., Oswego from 8 a.m. – noon.
The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children age 6-11 and 5 and under are free.
Post 43 uses proceeds from the event to help local veterans.
To purchase tickets in advance and or make a donation, call Carl Hoyt Sr. at (315) 383-2274. You can also pay at the door.
The Masonic War Veterans look out for veterans not just on Veterans’ Day, but all year long.
Post 43 covers the Oswego and Onondaga districts and has 56 members.
The men meet once a month at the Scriba Lodge in Constantia, and plan ways they can support all veterans in the local area.
Although they meet once a month for planning purposes, they are busy in a number of ways putting those plans into action throughout the month.
Hoyt Sr., the commander of Post 43 said, “The organization provides several activities and parties for veterans throughout the year. The post members also participate in area parades and community activities to support veterans.”
There are a total of 9 Lodges in Oswego County and 14 in Onondaga County and his post will send a delegation to present the flag as an honor guard at their meetings, up to three times a week.
Other ways that Post 43 has reached out to veterans have been visits to the Veterans’ Hospital in Syracuse.
Last September, they hosted a melon party serving 75 patients.
On Thanksgiving morning, Post 43 will return to the hospital and present gifts of hats, mittens and hand-knitted or crocheted lap blankets along with socks, gloves and toiletry items to approximately 100 men and 20 women patients, all who have served our country.
Additionally the post will supply a fresh fruit bag to each patient and the nurses at the nurse’s station.
To be become a member of the Masonic War Veterans, a man must be active in a Masonic Lodge and be a veteran with military service.
Anyone meeting the eligibility criteria with an interest in becoming a member, or knowing of a veteran in Oswego or Onondaga County that could benefit from services that Post 43 provides can contact Commander Hoyt Sr. at (315) 383-2274.