For the fourth year Huguenot Lodge No. 377 F & AM located in Kutztown hosted a first responders event. The event this year was held at the Fleetwood Park on May 20.

In addition to the new location, the local area churches assisted in sponsorship and coordination. The Fleetwood, Blandon and Walnuttown fire companies were in attendance with eight pieces of equipment and an appearance by Lehigh Valley Health Network Med-Evac in their new helicopter.

The fire trucks started arriving at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m. the local churches held a church service in the band shell. At noon Med-Evac landed, then at 1 p.m. the lodge officers Jeffrey A. Roe, John L. Scott and William K. Clyde recognized the first responders in attendance and thanked them for their service to our communities. A commemorative pin was given to each first responder. Also a picnic lunch was provided to each first responder and their families.

“I hope that this event will continue to grow. Free masons recognize how important the service our first responders provide to our community and are eternally grateful for that service,” said Jeffery A Roe, worshipful master of Huguenot Lodge in Kutztown.