Local Rebekah Lodge Participates In Potato Run

Potatoes being loaded into the vehicle in Houlton and are being delivered to the food pantry in Baileyville. (Submitted photo)

Riverside Rebekah Lodge #140 of Baileyville recently participated with the Grand Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of Maine in their Annual Potato Run.

Each year the Grand Lodge works with lodges throughout the State of Maine in a Potato Run.  Odd Fellows and Rebekahs throughout the state meet in Houlton and go to a local potato farm to pick up 50lb. bags of potatoes and deliver them to food pantries throughout the site. 

Drop off points are in Bangor, Augusta and Portland, where members are waiting to get the potatoes and proceed to their specific destination.

This year Riverside Lodge brought back 10 -50# bags; five bags each for the Baileyville Food Pantry and the Chadbourne Food Pantry in Calais.