The Masonic Home at Union City lights up. Photo courtesy of Garret Moore.
On Dec. 3, the Masonic Homes celebrated its 14th annual tree lighting. M. David Perry, grand master of Masons in California, and his wife, Jeanette, joined Masonic Homes Executive Vice President Gary Charland, residents and staff of the Masonic Homes and Acacia Creek Retirement Community, and other members of the Tri-City community for the fun, family-oriented event.
Guests enjoyed festive refreshments, photos with Santa, and live entertainment from Delaine Eastin Elementary School students, James Logan High School Show Choir, and the Fremont Christian School Jazz Band. Betty and Art Ashfield – the couple who have lived at the Masonic Homes the longest – and James Mason, one of Acacia Creek’s original charter members, had the honor of lighting the holiday tree.
The event also included a Toys for Tots donation drive, which collected more than $750 worth of toys for children in need – enough to fill the entire donation sleigh. The Masonic Homes thanks everyone who helped make this event a success.
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