Ohio.com staff

The Cuyahoga Falls Masonic Center hosted Stow Lodge #768 Free and Accepted Masons’ celebration of 50 years of service on Saturday.

During the celebration, there was a formal reconsecration and rededication of the Lodge by Grand Lodge officers to faith, hope and charity.

The Master or President of Stow Lodge, Mark Thiese, welcomed Grand Lodge officers and the Grand Master of Masons of Ohio, James F. Easterling Jr., to the event. Easterling presented the Lodge with a Masonic apron at the end of the ceremony.

The Masons of Ohio provide over $15 million for charity, which includes college scholarships, donations to the Special Olympics and care for the elderly.

Since Stow Lodge was charted in 1962, nearly 300 men have become members. There are more than two million Freemasons in North America, and the Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons is the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world.

For more information about the Freemasons and Stow Lodge #768, call Bob McMillan at 330-688-4042.