On Sept. 13, Ryan Cooksey, Master of Strafford Lodge 608, presented a check to Niangua Elementary School principal Lori Allen in the amount of $4,000.
This donation was possible because of the Masonic Home of Missouri’s Creating-A-Partnership matching funds. The Strafford Lodge donated $2,000 and the Masonic Home donated $2,000 for a total donation of $4,000. Allen, who operates the Niangua R-V School’s Backpack Program, said, “Because of your support, we were able to care for roughly 1,740 students. We could not support these students if it were not for you. We appreciate your donation and support for our students.”