Masonic Square & Compasses Day – the annual “open house” event for every Masonic Lodge in New Jersey – occurs this year on Saturday, October 15, the same day as Haddonfield’s Fall Festival and Crafts Show. The Masons of Rising Sun Lodge No. 15, F. & A.M., invite all their friends and neighbors to enjoy the day-long event in downtown Haddonfield and to visit Haddonfield Masonic Temple, 16 Kings Hwy East, between 10 AM and 4 PM, for tours of the historic Masonic edifice. In conjunction with the event the Masons will again provide free of charge the National Child Identification Program, a.k.a. CHIPs, (10 AM to 2 PM), providing parents with an ID kit containing a digital photo, video interview, fingerprints, dental impression, and DNA sample for young children and early teens. All young-at-heart visitors are also welcome to “Paint-a-Pumpkin” and take it home as a souvenir, and to enjoy a model train display provided by Past Master Paul Schmeck.
Rising Sun Lodge No. 15, F. & A.M., the largest Masonic Lodge in New Jersey, meets regularly on the first and third Wednesday evenings of each month at Haddonfield Masonic Temple, on Kings Highway. Primarily representing the communities of Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Haddon Township, and Cherry Hill, Rising Sun Lodge draws members from throughout South-Central Jersey, from Philadelphia to the shore, and from Trenton to Vineland. Rising Sun Lodge can be reached via the internet at risingsunlodge.org, by e-mail at secRSL15@aol.com, or by telephone at 856-428-4193.