Hempstead - Waller Masonic
Lodges Joint Fund Raiser 2001
In a Small Town Texas Lodges like the Hempstead and Waller Masonic Lodges, fundraisers have become a way of life for the Lodges. With small membership lists, Endowed Memberships and 50 year members exemptions the annual dues only bring in part of the funds needed just to operate the Lodge. Therefore additional sources of income must be found, not only to help operate the Lodge, but to support Masonic and local charities.
The Bull Riding Show, A Real
Texas Style Money Maker
Hempstead and Waller Lodges join together to put on a bull riding show in the fall at the Field's Store Rodeo Arena. The 2002 show had good weather, though a little nippy. We sold bar-b-que brisket sandwiches, stuffed baked potatoes and peach cobbler with Blue Bell ice cream. We also had chips and drinks.
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1. Calvin Trap, John Daut Sr. and James Magee putting up the awning for our food service booth 2. John Daut Sr. and Paul Cox watching a Brother putting up the awning. Jimmy Hooper in the rear 3. John Daut Sr.slicing brisket and Wes checking the product. 4. Some poor guy trying to stay on the bull and the bull saying no. 5. Calvin Trapp in foreground John Daut Sr. in the middle slicing and Wayne Kluna and Jim Hooper enertaining the ladies. 6. Miss Bull Ride 2002? Well maybe in a year or two. MikeRisley's daughter.
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