Leonard Duncan, left, Past Lecturer of the Prince Hall Masons, was presented pictures to brighten the living spaces at Kane Regional Center Glen Hazel. Very active in civic affairs for many years, Mr. Duncan was selected for the donation in his honor by the Byrdie Crunkleton Memorial Court #3. Making the presentation are Most Ancient Matron Kara Whitfield, Mr. Duncan’s niece and Worthy Joshua William I. Moton.
Not even a thousand words could accurately reflect the significance of a gift presented to two Kane Glen Hazel residents from members of the Heroines of Jericho Byrdie Crunkleton Memorial Court No. 3 Masonic House.
Kane Glen Hazel residents Leonard Duncan and Marion Barnes received 10 “puzzle pictures” that will be displayed at the facility. Making the presentation even more special was that Duncan’s niece, Most Ancient Matron Kara Whitfield, was among the presenters.
“We spread charity throughout the Masonic Family and they are part of our Masonic Family,” said Whitfield of Duncan and Barnes. “We are about charity and benevolence because we are a social service. They were very active in our Masonic Family. To show our love for them we did this to spruce up their area.”
That mission certainly was accomplished.
“These lovely pictures will brighten the living spaces and enrich the lives of the residents at Kane Regional Center Glen Hazel,” said Volunteer Coordinator Gwen Baugh-Conlin.
Also presenting the “puzzle pictures” as part of the United Way Day of Caring service project was Worthy Joshua William I. Moton.
“At Kane Glen Hazel, they were always asking those of us who volunteer if we have old picture calendars or pictures,” Whitfield said. “They asked if we could donate them to the Kane unit. I chose that as one of my on-going projects.
“We sent the pictures as a show of our gratitude for the number of years of service they had to our Masonic Family. We hope they enjoy inside what we take for granted outside.”
The next step will be a project to frame the pictures.
“We are seeking additional volunteers with carpentry or framing skills to help in the framing of the beautiful mounted puzzles,” said Mary Stevens, Kane Glen Hazel Administrator. “We are hoping that a Boy Scout might use this as an Eagle Scout or badge-earning project. Scouts or any others with the time and talent to share in the service of brightening the world of our residents are encouraged to contact the facility to help.”
For more information, contact Gwen Baugh-Conlin, Kane Glen Hazel Volunteer Coordinator, at 412.422.6983.