THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Eastern Star Grand Chapter Raises $45,000
Crivitz--The Wisconsin Grand Chapter Order of Eastern Star has been conducting fund raising projects throughout the State for the last year, May 2013-14. The results were announced at the annual State Session held in Stevens Point, May 19-22.
The special project for the year was OCCUPAWS. Money was raised by selling Kwik Trip Gas Cards, Silent Auctions held throughout the year, a Penny War and contributions from local chapters. Wisconsin has 59 Chapters throughout the State and most of those have been in the community for over 100 years. The 59 Chapters filled 170 penny jars with over $22,000 for OCCUPAWS.
OCCUPAWS provides fully trained dogs to visually impaired adults and children at no cost to them. The money raised this year will help them to provide specialized training, special harnesses, collars, food and vet care.
Wisconsin Order of Eastern Star also supports many other charities. The rest of the money collected was for Cancer Research, Heart Research, World of Youth were $9,250 was awarded in 21 scholarships, Three Pillars Masonic Home at Dousman, and the Eastern Star Foundation that helps members who are having financial difficulty. Money was also collected to award scholarships for individuals receiving religious training.
Wisconsin Order of Easter Star has 59 Chapters with a membership of 4,471 and is an international organization with Chapters throughout the World. Beside supporting the above state charities, many of the individual Chapters support libraries, abused shelters, educational scholarships and food pantries in communities to name a few.
If interested in joining Wisconsin Eastern Star and a Chapter, call Judy Paust of Trillium Chapter, Crivitz, at 715-757-3722. She said we are good people, doing good things, for good reasons.