The North Carolina Mason

March/April 2015

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Page 8 The North Carolina Mason March/April 2015 In this issue of The NC Mason page 1 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 PAID OXFORD, NC 27565 PERMIT NO. 56 Grimesland Lodge has restored their lodge page 6 Wake County lodges honor first responders page 8 Pig Jig entry details and stories are here. On the cover MAR/APR 2015 First NC Supreme Court Grimesland completes lodge restoration The Grand Lodge of North Carolina's second home was built in downtown Ra- leigh in 1907. This penny postcard shows a time when parking was easier to find. see CHAMP, page 4 OXFORD — e Masonic Home for Chil- dren is proud to announce the Embers featuring Craig Woolard, a beach music and R & B fan favorite will be the Saturday's entertainment at this year's Masonic Homecoming. Be a part of this growing Masonic celebra- tion visiting the Masonic Home for Children and supporting its future. Come with your fam- ily, take part in the barbecue contest with your Embers with Craig Woolard will headline Homecoming cooking team, and enjoy a day celebrating North Carolina's first Home for Children. Join alum- ni and Masons from around the country as we again recognize the history of this wonderful institution which continues to support children in need. Make plans with your lodge and family to join us in October 9–11, 2015! Look for more information and updates throughout the year at . RALEIGH — is is one lodge's story from the Carolina Pig Jig. Members of Riverside 606 and Mt. Pleasant 573 combined their efforts and manpower to form the Branch Water Bath Tub BBQ team in order to attend the North Carolina Masonic Pig Jig last year. e Tenth Annual Masonic Carolina Pig Jig Barbecue is coming up Saturday, May 16. As in the past, it will be held in conjunction with the Got to Be NC Festival at the North Carolina State Fair Grounds. If you're just looking to sample dozens of different barbecue recipes, serving will be from May 16 from 11:00 a.m. until the barbecue is gone. Tickets are $15 for 12 years old and up, kids seven to eleven eat for five dollars, and under seven years free. Adult tickets are available online at . You may also order by mail at Carolina Pig Jig, c/o Jared Markham, 507 East Eleventh Street Apt E, Greenville, NC 27858. But, the real fun is to have your own Ma- sonic team in the cook-off. e deadline for entry is May 1. e Pig Jig is a closed com- petition with only Masonic organizations allowed. Fill out the application completely and send it in with entry fees. Applications are to be found at . Win those bragging rights and a trophy from the largest Masonic cooking comple- tion in the nation. e Masonic Homes will get this year's earnings. is is a rain or shine event! Pig Jig is just around the corner One champ team's tale By David Wyatt is is their story. e names have been changed to protect the guilty. We were equipped with only the bare essentials; a small, backyard smoker grill, a million BTU torch (everybody needs a big The Mason NORTH CAROLINA Ric Car ter photo Ric Car ter photo

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