On Saturday, August 8th 2009 there will be a benefit BBQ, Auction, and Poker Run for Ashley Smith, 18 year old daughter of Brother Bobby Smith of Robbinsville Lodge 672 and Sister Kim Smith of Robbinsville Eastern Star Chapter 224. At age 10 Ashley was diagnosed with a pulmonary disorder with little to no chance for survival. For the past 8 years Ms. Smith has been limited to her activities, under constant medical care watch, and constantly in and out of the hospital
This spring she was determined to graduate with her classmates, so staff (including her physician) from Mission Hospital brought her by ambulance to help make her wish a reality. Even though she was brought in a assisted and on oxygen, she refused to be wheeled across to accept her diploma, but rose from the wheel chair and walked across stage to accept her diploma.
Brothers, time is suddenly and rapidly growing short and will soon come to a close. Your prayers would be greatly appreciated. As for the benefit, this has been arranged by the Graham County EMS where her mother works as an administrative assistant. All proceeds and donations go to Ashley Smith. If you can attend, the registration for the Poker Run will be at the Microtel in Robbinsville. Registration begins at 8am - 10am, first rider leaves at 10am, final rider in at 2pm. Final check point will be at Ingles, where there will also be a BBQ and Raffle with all proceeds going to Ashley. All motorcycles and vehicles welcome! Any donations greatly appreciated. The smoked BBQ benefit and auction which coincides with the Poker Run starts at 11:00 am at the United Community Bank grounds directly across the street from the Microtel.
Brothers, I know this conflicts with the 41st Masonic District’s School of Instruction scheduled for the same day, but anyone who was not attending the school of instruction your tenants of charity are sincerely requested to help and support a Worthy Brother in this time of need.
District Deputy Grand Master
41st Masonic District of North Carolina