Community is invited to free Masonic Awareness Day and Child Identification Program

The public is invited to the free Masonic Awareness Day and Child Identification Program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. September 11 at the Taylor Masonic Lodge, 23263 Goddard Road.

Masons will be on hand to talk about what they and their organization do in the community. The free child ID program provides parents and guardian with a "completed" child identification package that contains all vital information necessary to expedite law-enforcement efforts to locate a missing child.

The participating Masonic organizations will include the Free and Accepted Masons of Michigan (also known as Blue Lodge), the Scottish Rite, Shriners, Knights Templar, DeMolay (young men), Job's Daughters (daughters of Masons), the Order of the Rainbow for Girls (young ladies) and the Grand Lodge of Michigan. Information about each organization will be available.

At noon, the Masons will have a moment of silence to remember the victims of the attacks on our nation on September 11, 2001.

Afterward, everyone is welcome to observe the installation of the worshipful master of the lodge.

Boy Scout Troop 818, which is sponsored by the Taylor Masonic Lodge, will assist with the child identification program.

For more information, call Golden Ark Lodge at (734) 374-9750 or send e-mail to