Reporter Zach Gottehrer-Cohen interviewed Brothers about the lodge.
“Educate the orphan, bury the dead, visit the sick and relieve the distressed,” said David Ajello, an elementary school teacher and former noble grand of the Odd Fellows of Rockville Centre, listing the core values of the fraternal order. At one time, Ajello added, the Odd Fellows ran schools, cemeteries, and hospitals, all to serve those ends.
Wedged between Bareburger and a children’s shoe store on Merrick Road, a door bearing the strange name “Odd Fellows’ Lodge” could be written off by residents as another of the village’s charming quirks.
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