From the very beginning,
even before Sunset was instituted under dispensation, the
charter members knew they would be sponsoring an Eastern
Star Chapter. While not one hundred percent certain, we are
pretty well convinced, through our investigations, that
Brother Charles F. Cuzner’s father was a minister and he may
have had an influence in the naming of Sunset Lodge.
The original charter
members, all regular church going men of Methodist,
Episcopal, and Baptist backgrounds grew up singing the songs
from their hymn books while attending Sunday services.
One of the hymns that was
very popular was “Sunset and Evening Star” aka "Crossing the
Bar". The charter members discussed the naming of their
lodge as “Sunset” and corroborated with the ladies who were
forming the Eastern Star Chapter by naming it “Evening
This hymn has continued
its popularity even today and can be found in “The Service
At The Grave” in your Kentucky Monitor.