Slaughter Masons begin dyslexia class

Slaughter Masonic Lodge No. 475 began its sixth class for Slaughter Elementary school students with dyslexia in March.

The lodge’s two-year dyslexia program had its first class begin in May 2011. The first class will graduate in September.

A small lodge with 26 members, Slaughter Lodge independently raised enough money to fund its first two classes, and received funds from the Plains Lodge No. 135 in Zachary and the Olive Lodge No. 52 in Clinton to assist with classes three and four. In March, Phoenix Lodge No. 38 in Natchitoches and Silent Brothers Lodge No. 146 in Coushatta helped fund classes five and six.

The lodge is preparing to start a class at the new charter school in Slaughter.

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