On Labor Day weekend the Firefighters of Creve Coeur Fire District were out mid-day on Saturday with their boots in hand collecting money for the MDA telethon. Later in the day, the firefighters benefited from some down home charity themselves as members from Polar Star – Rose Hill Lodge No. 79 A. F. & A. M. arrived to prepare dinner for them. Polar Star – Rose Hill Lodge No. 79 is a Masonic Lodge located at 11122 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141, just down the street from the main fire house of the Creve Coeur Fire District..
Eight of the members of Polar Star – Rose Hill and a lady of one of the members, arrived at Fire House No. 1, unpacked their supplies and got to work preparing a wonderful meal of turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberries, and pumpkin pie for dessert. Firefighters from Fire House #2 were able to join the meal. Although 2 of the EMS personnel had to leave on a call about halfway through their meal, the other firefights enjoyed themselves. There were enough leftovers that each of the houses had a little something leftover for another meal.
“We are very pleased to be able to something for the firefighters that help so many people every day,” said Randy Davis - Worshipful Master of Polar Star – Rose Hill Lodge No. 79 of Creve Coeur. “Each year we try to do more community service than the year before. We’ve been cooking dinner for other groups, such as the Ronald McDonald House and this seemed like a good extension of our community involvement. We have a great deal of community service planned for the coming year. We want the community to know we are alive and well and contributing.”
Early in the planning for this year, the officers of Polar Star – Rose Hill wanted to honor the public servants of Creve Coeur and give something back to some of the important people that help keep the community safe. This was the first time for this Masonic Lodge to prepare dinner for the firefighters, but it will not be the last.