Milestone: 150 Years at Masonic Lodge in Belleville
A milestone achieved. Belleville's Masonic Lodge is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a re-dedication ceremony for the building on County Route 75.
Saturday afternoon, a group traveled from as far as Manhattan to honor the lodge's anniversary. 3rd generation member of the Rising Light Lodge #637, Patrick Payne, said its humbling to think about the history of this place.
"To sit in some of the chairs that some of my forefathers have essentially sat in its pretty humbling to think that 150 years of people have gone through this building," Payne said.
Payne said for the last 150 years the lodge has done charity work and helped out neighbors and the community.