It's almost that time of year again! September 8th is our 66th...
Since 1947, the Indiana Masonic Home has held an annual Festival inviting and encouraging members of the Masonic and Eastern Star fraternity and their families to visit the Indiana Masonic Home Campus and residents. The event is held in the late summer, this year September 8th. Early on, the Indiana Masonic Home Festival was known as the Indiana Masonic Home Pilgrimage. It was a ‘Homecoming’ of sorts. In recent years, the name was changed to the Indiana Masonic Home Festival.
There are Craft Booths, Fraternal displays, a Food Court and Musical Entertainment. The day caps-off with the annual Parade around our circle. Local units, as well as, many Shrine Units are in the parade. The Parade is the highlight and delight to young and old alike.
This year, Six Ways to Sunday will be our musical entertainment. Various Masonic appendant bodies and youth groups will participate in patriotic and inspirational displays. We will have a special Kid Zone area with a small stage for the Silly Safaris Show along with a performance by the Mini-Monster Kids in one of their amazing truck shows. An exciting new addition last year was a 200’ long Zip Line run on the circle. It was a popular item and will return this year along with a 26' Rockwall and of course the famous Dunk Tank.
The event, in addition to wonderful festival activities, food, games, and parades, serves as an ‘open house’ to see our Campus and tour our buildings, cottages, duplexes and apartments. The event is open to the public so many non-members of the fraternity get the opportunity to get a taste of Freemasonry, so as you visit, don’t forget to “Ask One to Be One”.
During the Festival Weekend, on Saturday, September 7th, the Indiana Masonic Home Open Golf Outing is held at Hillview Country Club in Franklin. This event is a fundraiser for the Masonic Home to benefit various programs for our Residents. Players, Sponsors, and lodge teams are all needed. Contact Rhonda Johnson for more information or to sponsor a team/hole.
Both events are open to the public and the community. Call us at (317) 736-6141 for additional details about the upcoming Indiana Masonic Home Festival.