201 East Broadway and Kingston St.

Lenoir City, TN. 

Thanksgiving Breakfast

7:00 AM-10:00 AM

 Cost $5:00 Buffet Style

Gravy, Biscuits, Sausage, Bacon, Pancakes, and Eggs


Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Volunteer Lodge 228 of Lenoir City ,TN. was established in 1896. The two story building located at Broadway and Kingston Street was built in 1906. One Year before the City of Lenoir City was chartered. As a non profit fraternal lodge we believe in the brotherhood of man, educating the orphan, visit the sick and bury the dead. Our work is to improve and elevate the charter of men and women.

In 17th century England, it was odd to find people organized for the purpose of giving aid to those in need and of pursuing projects for the benefit of all mankind. Those who belonged to such an organization were called "Odd Fellows." Odd Fellows are also known as "The Three Link Fraternity" which stands for Friendship, Love and Truth.

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows was founded on the North American Continent in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 26, 1819 when Thomas Wildey and four members of the Order from England instituted Washington Lodge No. 1. This lodge received its charter from Manchester Unity of Odd Fellows in England.

Odd Fellowship became the 1st national fraternity to include both men and women when it adopted the beautiful Rebekah Degree on September 20, 1851. This degree is based on the teachings found in the Holy Bible, and was written by the Honorable Schuyler Colfax who was Vice President of the United States during the period 1868-1873. Odd Fellows and Rebekahs were also the first fraternal organization to establish homes for our senior members and for orphaned children.

More about IOOF can be found at this link.