Wards Corner Now has received the following response from Gary Gouge, Building Superintendent of the Norfolk Masonic Temple:
In response to the letter about turning the Masonic Temple in to a drinking establishment. It is not our intention to do any thing of the kind. Our Grand lodge prohibits any mason to sell alcohol at our temple. We host wedding receptions and small sporting events as a fund raiser to help us keep the doors open. In applying for the special adult exception use permit. It was my thought to allow a cash bar provided by the renters in that the wedding here are usually small. But because of the controversy we have decided to drop that. NO Alcohol will be sold on our premises. In regards to not going to the civic league, I had attended the wards corner civic league meeting on feb 23 09. I had gone to the Wards Corner Task force meeting and they had no objection. I will be attending the next civic league meeting.
Norfolk Masonic Temple