Brandon Lodge continues to support Mango Elementary through our Adopt-A-Teacher, Adopt-A-Administrative/Support Person, and Adopt-A-School programs. On Thursday, September 22, 2022, thirty faculty members and family joined us for dinner and lodge presentations by Worshipful Steve Davenport.
Teacher Christina Salerno was presented with a check for $1,000.00. Salerno is a dedicated first-grade teacher who works with the most challenging students and believes they can all find success. Salerno works diligently to reshape behaviors and turn her student into thriving citizens each year.
Administrative/Support Person Kerri Blosser was subsequently presented with a check for $500.00. Blosser is a dedicated secretary who knows all of Mango’s 700 students by name. Principal Sabrina Ruiz was also presented with a check for the Mango School clothing fund. This fund allows staff to purchase clothing items for those students who are in need. The money was raised through donations made by the brothers of the lodge and monies from our spaghetti dinner. Mango Elementary has a long history of educating and serving students of Mango, Florida. We hope these funds will help the staff of Mango Elementary with their efforts.
Masonry recognizes Teachers as some of our most important professionals. Salerno, Blosser, and Ruiz were also presented Certificates of Appreciation signed by Most Worshipful Robert J. Lambert, Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Florida.
A special thank you went out to Brothers Bob Colon, George Hannon, and David Jones for their support for Mango Elementary and the work they put into the Adopt-A-School and Teacher programs. Worshipful Davenport presented the Brothers with Certificates of Appreciation and Education Coins.
We look forward to supporting this worthy cause in the future.