The Masonic Lodge has been established in Brighton since 1855. The Masonic Temple has been a fixture on Main Street since 1955, serving the role of lodge meeting place as well as an important event venue for the community. Due to declining membership, United Lodge No. 29 sold the property at 153 Main Street and the building is undergoing renovations to become a multi-unit residence. The lodge itself will carry on and plans to merge with another lodge outside Brighton. However, members of the lodge insisted that an important legacy from the lodge should remain in Brighton, in tangible financial form. In this spirit, the lodge donated $300,000 to the Brian Todd Memorial Community Fund.
Below is the full brochure from the Brian Todd Memorial Community Fund which includes information about the donation, the history of the lodge and the work of the Fund. Feel free to pass this around.