The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, April 22nd, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 32 members and ten visitors in attendance.
Lion Glenn Ruthven was responsible for the program and introduced Jan Appleby, Marnelle Ruthven, Scott Zesch and Don Daniels who represented the Mason County Historical Commission.
Scott gave some information and presented a slide show on the Seaquist House. The house was originally built by a Mr. Henderson, and then went to a banker, E. M. Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds hired Richard Grosse to design, remodel and add to the house. The remodel took five years, as it was a rather large job.
In 1899, Reynolds plead guilty to fraud and embezzlement and was sent to prison. In 1904, he deeded the house to his wife who lived in it until 1919 when she sold it to Oscar and Ada Seaquist. The house has been in the Seaquist family for 95 years.
The Historical Commission is looking into the feasibility of buying the house and preserving it in its original state. Mrs. Appleby talked of this after the presentation.
In my last article, I mistakenly stated that Gaylon Thorn got his ten-year pin, which was actually his 40-year pin, as the accompanying picture stated. I apologize for this mistake.
The club’s next meeting will be held next Tuesday, April 29th, at noon at Willow Creek Cafe. The program chairman will be Chad Schmidt.
The Mason Lion’s Club promotes sight conservation in our community. Anyone who has used eyeglasses to donate may give them to a Lions Club member or put them in collection boxes at the local banks. Also, if anyone needs financial assistance with eyeglasses, please speak to a local Lions Club member.