4th Annual David Wood Chili Cook-off

On March 14th, 2015, Elvin E. Helms Lodge No. 926 will host its Fourth Annual David Wood Memorial Chili Cook-off. Festivities will begin at 10am and the winners will be announced at 4pm. This event will be held at the Petersburg Community Center located at 6517 Market Street, Petersburg, KY 41080. For directions click here.

Lodge members, family, and friends can enter and everybody can vote. There will be three classes: classic, exotic, and hot. There will be prizes in each class. Bring any condiments you want to accent your chili. Our Lodge will provide iced tea and water (soda will be available). Judging is simple, just put a $1 donation in the ballot box of your favorite chili. Winners announced at 4pm.

Baby Emersyn Fundraiser

When: Friday, January 23rd from 4pm til 8pm

Where: Alexandria Masonic Lodge, Alexandria, KY
(At the corner of US 27 and Pete Neiser Drive)

Why: Proceeds from the dinner will help to defray the expense of medical costs.

Cost: $7

For directions, please visit:

To donate directly, please visit:


Emersyn James Potter was born October 6, 2014 due to complications during pregnancy. He was not due to arrive until January 7, 2015. He weighed 1 pound 9 ounces and was 12.5 inches long. Since birth he has been in the NICU at Kentucky Children’s Hospital. He has had pneumonia twice and has been diagnosed with chronic lung disease. As of December 6th, Emersyn weighs 5 pounds and is over 16 inches long. While he continues to grow and put on weight, his lungs remain underdeveloped, keeping him on a ventilator. It is not known when Emersyn will get to come home.

2015 Masonic Elk Tag Hunt

May 1, 2015 Announcement of the Winner:

David Sullivan of Mount Washington, Kentucky


Right Worshipful Grand Senior Warden P. Todd Jones informed us this evening of an incredible charity program. The 2015 Masonic Elk Tag Hunt is a chance for the hunt of a lifetime and will help to provide children in Kentucky with the opportunity of a lifetime. Please visit the 2015 Masonic Elk Tag Hunt web site to learn more. The winner of this drawing will receive the following:

  • Chance at a Record 400+ Class Bull.
  • Mossy Oak clothing and video package
  • Honda ATV package provided by Tri-County Cycle Sales
  • Rifle provided by Kentucky Outdoorsman
  • Guide Service and Place to Hunt provided by Hartshot Outfitters

100% of the money raised will go toward scholarships to Kentucky Youth Conservation Camps. 6000 underprivileged kids each year apply for these scholarships and the vast majority of them are denied because the funds just aren’t available. At $200 per child to go to camp, that makes our goal $1.2M. If we can reach this lofty goal every single child in Kentucky that wants to go to conservation camp this summer will get to go. That said, enter early and enter often! Even if you don’t win you still get to know you helped kids learn about and enjoy the great outdoors.

Last but not least, thanks to the GENEROUS support of Right Worshipful Grand Senior Warden P. Todd Jones, Brooks Collins, Kendrick Walker, Rickie Tharpe, Mossy Oak, Tri-County Cycle Sales, Kentucky Outdoorsman, and Hartshot Outfitters this is a REAL charitable cause. There is ZERO “administrative overhead” in this fundraiser. 100% of the money raised will go directly to sending underprivileged Kentucky youth to conservation camp this year.

To register online click here:

For a mail-in form and flyer click here:

Thank You Card from Kelly Elementary

Following another successful Christmas Drive for Kelly Elementary we received a thank you card from the school’s Family Resource Officer Shelly. Through the generosity of the members of Elvin E. Helms No. 926 and our visitors throughout the year we were able to provide a happy Christmas morning for 10 local children. Big thanks to Brother Jason Wallace in coordinating this program.