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Nile Sapphira Temple installs queen

Sapphira Temple No. 79 held its 77th open installation for the 2023-24 officers on April 1 at the Algeria Shrine Consistory Temple in Helena.

Princess Laurie Kimball Brown was crowned queen during the public installation ceremony. Brown was a member of Deer Lodge Rainbow Assembly No. 9 as a teen prior to joining Eastern Star Martha Chapter  No. 11 in White Sulphur Springs. She now holds dual memberships with Sapphira Temple No. 79 in Helena and Tirzah Temple No. 3 in Butte.

An international fraternal organization, Daughters of the Nile was founded in 1913 to enhance the lives of women.

Its sole philanthropy is volunteer service to Shriners Hospitals for Children with annual U.S. and Canadian donations in excess of $2 million with an additional $1 million in items for the medical facilities and volunteer hours.

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Sapphira Temple No. 79, chartered in 1947, has 328 members spanning 57 towns in Montana, as well as 18 other states and Canada.

To join Sapphira Temple No. 79 or Tirzah Temple No. 3, contact Princess Recorder Ann Steward at or Princess Recorder Bonnie McCormick at Daughters of the

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