The North Carolina Mason

September/October 2011

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Page 8 The North Carolina Mason September/October 2011 The parking lot looked like a disaster when Greensboro 76 saluted local emer- gency personnel. Greensboro Lodge salutes emergency personnel GREENSBORO — It must have been quite the sight for passing motorists and pe- destrians in downtown Greensboro. A park- ing lot filled with emergency vehicles — fire trucks, police cruisers, ambulances — was an excellent billboard for Greensboro 76's an- nual Masonic cookout on June 11. The big event is a community service out- reach which shows lodge appreciation and sup- port for law enforcement, military, emergency medical technicians, firemen, and other commu- nity protective services. It also demonstrated the King 722's cornerstone is muscled into its proper position. see SALUTE, page 4 New building for King 722 KING — July 14 was a big step day for King 722. Grand Master Lewis Ledford came to King and led the ceremony laying the cornerstone of King Lodge's new building. The bridge over US 52 is being updated to standards. Because Interstate of the bridge Picnic in the parking lot. construction, King Lodge lost access to its old home, a facility they built in mid-1960s. For the past two-and-a-half years, they have been meet- ing in Pilot Mountain with Pilot 493. It's been like the old days, King Lodge having been created by members of Pilot lodge back in 1961. They were King residents who had been driving to Pilot Lodge for fellowship. Their first meeting place after leaving home was the King Fire Department. Following the open- ing and closing of an emergent communica- tion at Pilot Lodge, the proceedings moved on to the site of the new lodge building. The Here are the volunteers who made the thank you possible. In this issue of The NC Mason age-old ceremony was attended by approximately one hundred broth- ers, sisters, and citizens of our town. After the ceremony, many thanks were exchanged among the brethren and guests. The stone was promptly laid by members of the construction crew into its proper place. The new building is located at 240 Jefferson Church Road in King. They hope to be in the new building in November. — Larry Oakley Grand Master Ledford joined members of King Lodge in celebrating their new start. NORTH CAROLINA The Mason Volume 136 Number 5 page 1 Annual Communication was held September 23–24. September/October 2011 page 1 Masons dedicate Smithfield church cornerstone. page 2 GM presents two Montfort Medals. page 8 King Lodge sets cornerstone for new home. Our Annual Communication was held in Winston-Salem September 23–24. We had lots of fellowship as well as some fun and got plenty of business done. We elected officers for 2012 and addressed changes to our rules and regulations. For those of you who did not get there, we have a full report of the goings on in this issue of The North Carolina Mason. 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

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