Hempstead - Waller Masonic Lodges Joint Fund Raiser

The Liendo Civil War Reenactment,
A Real Texas Style Money Maker

In a Small Town Texas Lodge like the Waller Masonic Lodge where we have less then 100 members, Fundraisers have to be a way of life for the Lodge. With Endowed Memberships and 50 year members exemptions the annual dues bring in just less then 65% 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.

Hempstead and Waller Lodges join together in November to sell food at the Liendo Plantation Civil War Reenactment near Hempstead, Texas. The 2003 show had very good weather Friday and Saturday. Sunday started good, but about 11:00AM a cold norther with a light rain came through and we were all wraping up with anything we could find before the day ended. We sold bar-b-que brisket sandwiches, stuffed baked potatoes, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs and homemade peach cobbler with Blue Bell ice cream. We also had chips and drinks.


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view image The civilians are arriving
to watch the upcoming

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view image The glorious Southern
band boosting the morale
of our courageous troops

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view image Mike Risley, Toya Cox,
Kenneth Harvey, Steve
York and Junior Bridges
working to feed the troops

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view image Danny Williamson frying
burgers, Calvin Trapp and
John Daut Sr. supervising.

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view image Kenneth Harvey, Jimmy
Zepeda and Kelly Cox
preparing the food.

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view image The hated yankee soldiers
retreating from the field of

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view image A Revolutionary and Civil
War era dog cart carrying
the baby

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view image The Leindo Plantation
house from the east side

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