The North Carolina Mason

March/April 2011

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Page 8 The North Carolina Mason Lodges honor vets at VA hospital March/April 2011 Celebration at Home for Children will return in October OXFORD — Our Masonic Home for Chil- BLACK MOUNTAIN — Black Mountain 663 and Mount Allen 708 PHA co-hosted a Veterans Appreciation Breakfast November 13. Fourteen veterans from the Asheville VA Medi- cal Center attended. Among those being hon- ored were veterans of World War II, Korea, Viet- nam, and the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Black Mountain 663 Master Barry Dotson and Mount Allen 708 Master James Lytle were joined by members and wives from both lodges to prepare a full-course breakfast of eggs, pan- cakes, biscuits and gravy, sausage, and bacon. As the veterans are all patients of the Community Living Center of the VAMC, their appreciation for a home-cooked meal, especially with bacon, was apparent. Grand Marshal Bryant Webster attended with his father, a Black Mountain Lodge member. This was the first joint project between the — Scott Traxler lodges. Claudy books available again Te Grand Lodge frequently is asked about “the Claudy books.” Tey were not available for some years and in others went through an un- reliable buying experience. Te company that owned the rights to Claudy’s works was recently bought by Past Grand Lecturer Don Kehler. We recently received the following press release. Te Temple Publishers, Inc. is delighted to announce that Carl H. Claudy’s much sought after Te Masters’ Book is now once again avail- able in a beautiful hard bound edition, through our online Masonic bookstore. In this issue of The NC Mason As you may know, Te Temple Publishers, Inc. is proud to own the exclusive copyrights to Carl H. Claudy’s well-known Introduction to Freemasonry series of books, in addition to his other works. Claudy titles include A Mas- ter’s Wages, and Old Tiler Talks, among others. Tese timeless books are valuable tools for per- petuating Masonic education, and preserving Masonic history. Previously out of print, these classic books are available again, through our newly updated online store at . dren and its family of alumni are proud to bring back memories of St. John’s Day, October 7–8, 2011. Tanks to the hard work and dedication of Past Grand Master and Oxford Orphanage alumnus Dan Rice and Grand Master Lewis Ledford, we will celebrate the first annual Ma- sonic Homecoming Festival. And there will be something for everyone from the past and the present. Oasis, Amran, and Sudan Shrines will again create North Carolina’s best parade. We will be combining the Masonic celebra- tion with the Home’s Alumni Homecoming. Te new structure should give us better weather and will minimize the campus disruption. Festivities begin on Friday, October 7 with an alumni charity golf tournament. Tat eve- ning, Shrine units, lodges, and other cooks from around the state can participate by setting up their grills for the First Masonic Home- coming Barbecue Pork and Chicken cook-off. Tere will be music on Friday evening while horrendous weather patterns. None have suf- fered more than the countries of New Zealand and Japan. Tis appeal is being put out on behalf of both of those countries. When remitting funds to the MSA, in re- sponse to this appeal, please mark clearly on your check how you wish the funds designated. If you do, be assured the funds will be distributed ex- actly as the donor requests. If no designation is the cookers are getting ready. On Saturday, October 8, the familiar Shrine parade begins in the morning, fol- lowed by barbecue judging and lunch, open to all for small fee. During lunch, enjoy some outstanding bluegrass music. Dessert booths will be hosted by the children of the Home, and the afternoon will include tours of the campus, cottages, print shop, and Cobb Cen- ter museum and archives. Homecoming activ- ities such as the alumni volleyball game, me- morial service, and crowning of the MHCO Homecoming Queen will be held later in the afternoon or the following day. Take this chance to visit your Home and see the care you are supporting. Tell every Mason you know and invite their family and friends to MHCO, October 7–8 to experience a true revival of our Home at Oxford. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the parade, food, and music. Spend a day at your charity — the Masonic Home for Children. Appeal for Relief — New Zealand and Japan Many parts of the world are experiencing made, the funds will be divided equally between New Zealand and Japan. Please forward to the MSA such funds as you feel appropriate to help our devastated Brethren and their families in these stricken jurisdictions. One hundred percent of dona- tions go directly to relief. Make checks payable to the MSA Disaster Relief Fund and send to: 8120 Fenton Street, Ste. 203, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4785. NORTH CAROLINA The Mason Volume 136 Number 2 page 1 Masons are in a stew in Salisbury March/April 2011 page 1 A Raleigh Mason wants to lead kids to history page 3 Masonic news from around the Tar Heel state page 8 An old favorite will soon return February brings us the winter’s worst, but it also delivers on Andrew Jackson Lodge’s much anticipated Brunswick Stew. What’s the allure? The North Carolina Mason explores the 54-year-old tradition in this issue. The North Carolina Mason The Grand Lodge of North Carolina, AF&AM 600 College Street Oxford, North Carolina 27565 CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED NON-PROFIT ORG. AUTO U.S. POSTAGE OXFORD, NC 27565 PERMIT NO. 56 PAID Ric Car ter photo Ric Car ter photo

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