The Knightsville Bethel received its charter to operate under the Grand Guardian Council of Indiana on Oct. 13, 1962, and has been in continuous operation since then.
In addition to Job's Daughters Week, the Bethel will celebrate its 50th birthday with an open house at the Masonic Lodge, Knightsville, from 3-5 p.m., on Oct. 13.
Job's Daughters is a Masonic organization for girls between the ages of 10 and 20, who are related to a Master Mason. The organization teaches them respect for their country and its flag, reverence for God and the respect of elders. They are also taught how to conduct a meeting and public speaking.
Bethel Job's Daughters is also involved in philanthropic projects. Its main project is the nationwide Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment (HIKE). Bethel Job's Daughters is the only youth organization, which has organized its own philanthropy. The Daughters raise funds for children, whose parents need assistance to provide them with hearing devices.
Other projects include: Collecting newspapers for the Clay County Humane Shelter, walking for autism, collecting pop tabs, serving refreshments to the volunteer firefighters, serving dinners for other Masonic bodies, providing items for toy drives and making blankets for the Shrine Hospital patients.
Currently, Bethel Job's Daughters is led by Honored Queen Jasmine Rader. Her corps of officers includes, Chaplain Taylor Okulovich, Librarian Emma Herrell, First Messenger Harley Kreighbaum, Second Messenger Olivia Poff, Third Messenger Ashton Kirton, Fifth Messenger Jenna Poff and Jr. Custodian Katie Richmond. Choir members are Laura Shepard, Lindsey Straley and Valleri Strange. Kathy Strange is the current guardian, and Bill Poff is the current associate guardian.
Anyone interested in membership should contact Anita Snyder at 446-1061.