Scottish Rite raises funds for children with language disabilities

Rick Mouer

Rick Mouer, with the Okaloosa Scottish Rite Club, stacks to-go boxes of barbeque sandwiches for Dewey Harris on Friday at the Masonic Center. The club raised nearly $1,900 with a lunch benefit for the Childhood Language Disorders Clinic at Baptist Hospital Speech Center in Pensacola.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 06:56 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Due to its eastern neighbors’ efforts, Baptist Hospital in Pensacola will have an extra $1,900 for assisting children with language disabilities.

The Crestview Scottish Rite club raised that much from a Friday lunch benefit where members sold plates of pulled-pork barbeque sandwiches. Proceeds benefited Baptist Hospital’s Childhood Language Disorders Clinic.

Fundraising results were more than satisfactory for the Okaloosa club’s first-time event, member Rick Mouer said, adding that the club appreciated residents and business’ support. Additionally, other clubs helped.

"The Old Spanish Trail Shrine Club donated 50 sandwiches to Walker Elementary School," Mouer said. "Walker is going to be distributing (the sandwiches) to needy families."

The lodge facilitated a child identification program during May’s Military Appreciation Recognition Celebration at Old Spanish Trail Park. Additionally, the club selects a Crestview area teacher at the beginning of the school year and provides him or her with classroom supplies.

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Matthew Brown at 850-682-6524 or matthewb@crestviewbulletin.com. Follow him on Twitter @cnbMatthew.



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