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2019 Star Lodge Scholarship Recipient
Aysia Ferguson is the recipient of the 2019 Star Lodge Scholarship. This award is given annually to a graduating high school senior who has a plan in place and has been accepted to an accredited institution offering postsecondary education, who has excelled academically in high school and who has an affiliation with Star Lodge #1 of Charles Town, WV.
Aysia will be attending Barton College, located in Wilson, NC where she plans to pursue a bachelorís degree in Exercise Science with emphasis in Physical Therapy.


Star Lodge Photo Day
The Brothers gathered on a warm day in July 2019 to fellowship and enjoy each others company. We present to you, Star Lodge #1.

Homeless Assist
In the early fall of 2014 Harold Stewart, a decades long member of Star Lodge #1, presented the lodge a local Prince Hall Mason affiliate, with an opportunity to perform community service. The Jefferson County Homeless Coalition was in need of one more piece to solve the puzzling dilemma of how to make the operation of establishing warm shelter for the homeless in the county manageable. Acting as liaison between Star Lodge and the Coalition, he volunteered the resources of the lodge in the form of logistical support, manpower and trucks to transport cots and personal items of the clients from one church domicile to the next on a weekly basis.
The program was kicked off in November of that year and is still going strong. What is sad is that the need for winter shelter for the homeless persist. What is encouraging is that the will to make this program work has persisted.


25th Annual African American Cultural & Heritage Festival
The African American Heritage Festival is held the 3rd Saturday in August. This event showcases the history and talent of the African American community in Jefferson County.

2017 Star Lodge Scholarship Recipient
The 2017 Star Lodge Scholarship recipient is Marqus Creavalle, a graduating senior at Washington High School in Charles Town. He is pictured here with Senior Deacon George Jackson, Scholarship Committee member, who presented the award at the scholarship awards ceremony on May 10th. Marqus is the grandson of Maurice Ballard and the great grandson of the late Nathaniel F. Downing Sr. He will be attending WVU this fall with an interest in studying neuroscience. He was recommended for the scholarship by David Shanton, Health Science and Technology Academy Field Site Coordinator and Peggy Smith Mayor of Charles Town.

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