Michelle Lowe, Principal of Cherokee All-Age Elementary, School received a donation of 20 new student desks for the Cherokee All-Age School on Saturday, March 23, 2013. The desks were donated by Marsh Harbour’s Mason Lodge members.
The school had recently gotten new chairs from Government and once the Masons of Marsh Harbour’s Carleton Lodge were aware the school also needed new desks, they set about asking for donations and raising the necessary funds. They ordered the desks, had them shipped, assembled and delivered them with a representative group of their membership and set them up in the two-room schoolhouse. Ms. Lowe was on hand to receive their kind donation and thanked the Lodge Members personally.
With the surplus funds raised, the Masons have also committed to rebuilding a dividing wall with a door between the two classrooms, that is in pretty bad condition, within a couple of weeks. In addition, they have also promised to replace a broken microwave and obtain a new refrigerator for the school kitchen so that the children can make use of them at lunchtime.
Pictured with Ms. Lowe are Andrew Fry, Captain Michael Bethel of “The Duke” (shipping agents), Frank Pinder, Lodge Master, Andrew Pinder, Frankie Russell and David Dorsett.