TRURO - The Country Friendship Session of the Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star was held at the Best Western Glengarry, Truro, with worthy grand matron MaryLou Higgins and worthy grand patron presiding.
There were 470 members were in attendance – 200 of which were from our own jurisdiction of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Others came from New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Illinois, Idaho, Kansas, Connecticut, Maine, Arizona, California, Maryland, Indiana, Missouri, Florida, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York and New Mexico.
Monies given at our church service are given to ESTARL-Eastern Star Training Awards for religious leadership – a program which gives bursaries to those studying for church ministry or church music.
Each year the presiding worthy grand matron and worthy grand patron choose a special charity. This year, the Canadian Diabetes Research received more than $35,000, which will be used in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.