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Celebrating 120 years

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Pioneer Chapter No. 28 Order of the Eastern Star, 120th Birthday  members include front row from left, Addie Miller, Barbara Ramsey, Marilyn Marsh, Cory Ream, Loletta Weber, Anna Knecht, Darline Locati, (Worthy Matron), Berti Harrop, Sheila Lehto, Mary Lou Olson, Judy Kissinger and Mary Leslie; second row, Marjorie Sloan, Phyllis Newcombe, Barry Roach, Marilynn Sager, Pam Saatkamp, Marge McIlhagga, Tom Kissinger and Bill Mars; third row, Randy Kromm, Lenore Kromm, Jeri Sager-Roach, Beverly Ramsey and Carol Jean Newman; and top row, John Olson (Worthy Patron) and Jay Saatkamp.

Pioneer Chapter No. 28, Order of the Eastern Star, celebrated its 120th anniversary Feb. 25 with a birthday party. Darline Locati, Worthy Matron, opened the meeting with a welcome to members and visitors.

The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world in which both men and women can belong.

Its international headquarters is located in Washington, D.C.

Pioneer Chapter meets at the Waluga Masonic Lodge on Second Street in Lake Oswego and has a long and colorful history of charitable work within the community.

Its largest single philanthropic project is cancer research followed by scholarship assistance to college students.

For more information on OES, contact John or Mary Lou Olson at 503-655-7190 or visit oregonoes.org.

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