Summit Lodge No. 213 Free and Accepted Masons recently conducted their 15th annual "Breakfast with Santa" Christmas celebration Dec. 2. About 140 attended the event at the Summit Masonic facility on Shepard Road in Twinsburg. An excellent pancake and sausage breakfast was prepared by kitchen elf, Russ Sypen of Valley View, and his band of brothers and helpers. 

Children visited with Santa and had their photograph taken with him. The Rainbow Girls of Brecksville made excellent elves. Charles Saxton of Macedonia was Santa’s Helper. The photography team was Ruth and Dennis Bradley of Twinsburg. Nina Landals led the craft tables and children made a Christmas craft to take home.

Freemasonry is the oldest, largest and most widely recognized fraternal organization in the world. Thirteen signers of the Constitution and fourteen Presidents of the United States, including George Washington, were Freemasons. Today, there are more than 2 million Freemasons in North America alone, 90,000 of which are Ohio Freemasons.

The Mission Statement of Ohio Freemasons is: "Freemasonry provides opportunities for sincere, honest, forthright men who believe in God and desire to contribute to the improvement of their communities and themselves. Through our Masonic Fraternalism, we reaffirm our dedication and unity to become involved citizens who have a strong desire to preserve the values that have made, and continue to make America great."

More information is available at www.freemason.com. For local information, contact Ed Lowe, 216-956-1856 or visit www.summit213.org.