Helping the community

Posted By | July 30, 2015 12:14 pm

The Sparta chapter of the Knights of Pythias. (Front, L-R) Grand Inner Guard Paul Gilliam, Grand Chancellor Robert Hall, Grand Chaplin Ken Matheney. (Back, L-R) Inner Guard Darrell Rich, Master-at-Arms Matthew Elmore, Vice Chancellor B.J. Matheney, Master-of-work Zac Matheney, Past Grand Chancellor Robert Officer, Treasurer Jeffrey Guth.

The Knights of Pythias work together and offer help to White and surrounding counties.

Justus Henry Rathbone founded the Order, Knights of Pythias, on February 19, 1864. This order consisted of men fighting on both sides during the Civil War. The Knights of Pythias remain one of two fraternal organizations to be chartered by an official act of the United States Congress.

The Grand Lodge of Tennessee was instituted on April 2, 1872 at Myrtle Lodge in Nashville. This organization is in place to keep members involved in the communities with activities directed toward enhancing the principles of friendship, charity, and benevolence.

“We do several charity events,” said Vice Chancellor BJ Matheney. “Not only in Sparta, we do some in Cookeville, too.”


To read more about how the Knights of Pythias are helping White County, or to learn about membership, look in today’s edition of The Expositor.

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