The North Carolina Mason

September/October 2015

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September/October 2015 The North Carolina Mason Page 13 Weaverville Pulled pork fans were catered to when Blackmer 170 held their Sep- tember 12 fundraiser. Barbecue, baked beans, slaw, and hushpuppies were on the menu. — Terry Gevedon Kenansville St. John's 13 has Pastry Day every September. at's when they honor service award winners and widows of the lodge. ey also invite friends and potential candidates. — Lodge Log Clemmons Enterprise 752 is celebrating their 40th anniversary. ey are making com- memorative t-shirts available. — Joseph Gibson Clemmons 755 was having their 13 th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Sep- tember 17. In the last 12 years, they have given the Masonic Homes $125,000 earned from the golf tournament. ey played at Salem Glen Country Club this year. —Bob Charlier Jacksonville Lafayette 83 held a blood drive July 11. — Trestle Board Semper Fidelis had members and family enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers at their May 30 Family Day event. ey were having their roadside clean-up August 15. — Trestle Board Kinston St. John's 4 held their Fourth Annual Corn Hole Tournament September 23 at the Lenoir County Fair. Entry fees were $40 per team with proceeds going to Masonic charities. Cash prizes went to the winners. — Lynn Hill South Mills New Lebanon 314 was to have Wid- ows' Night/Eastern Star Night on August 22. eir Past Masters' Pig-Picking was set for September 8. — e Plumb Line STATE, from previous page DURHAM — After selling a pre- vious lodge building some years ago, then meeting in properties owned by other lodges for while, Durham 352 fi- nally has its own home again. e new lodge was dedicated July 25 when dozens of Masons and family members assembled at 1644 Cole Mill Road in Durham to make the once res- taurant into a Masonic hall. Grand Master Douglas L. Caudle presided over the emergent communi- cation of the Grand Lodge. As is usual for such meetings, most of the stations and places were filled by local Masons to enhance the community memories of the occasion. David Wicker took the part of the deputy grand master; Charles R. Lee portrayed the senior grand warden; 19 th District Deputy Grand Master Brian J. Curran was junior grand warden; Patrick B. Poer, as grand treasurer; Gary M. Whiteside as grand secretary; John E. Wallace as senior grand deacon; Michael S. Ham- rick as junior grand deacon; Shaun Bradshaw as grand marshal; James W. By Ric Carter Jim Wallace photos Crawford as grand steward; Henry C. Halboth as grand steward; Gregory S. Giles as grand chaplain; and William E. Cole as grand tyler. Other officiat- ing parts were Tom Carr as the prin- cipal architect; Bobby G. Hancock as the bearer of the taper; Samuel D. Vaughan Jr. as the bearer of the Con- stitution; and Claude M. Jones with the ree Great Lights. Attendees included Past Grand Master Dalton W. Mayo, Past Grand Master Dewey R. Preslar, Grand Secre- tary T. Walton Clapp III, Junior Grand Deacon Dwight M. Sigmon, 19 th Dis- trict Deputy Grand Lecturer Herbert C. Lyon, and Masonic Home for Chil- dren Administrator Kevin Otis. Grand Master Caudle made ap- propriate comments for the occasion. He was then presented the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina's highest honor, on behalf of Governor Pat McCrory by Durham Lodge Mas- ter Robert E. Carter. Durham 352 meets on second Tues- day evenings. Durham 352's new home Grand Master Caudle sets plaque. Masons gather to celebrate Durham 352's new home. Phoenix enjoys family day FAYETTEVILLE — Phoenix 8 had their Annual Family and Veterans' Day on May 30. They cooked three pigs which were surrounded by lots of side dishes. Several members received lodge service awards. Kids from local youth groups DeMolay and Rainbow were guests. Seven college-bound local students were invited to receive the scholarships the lodge awarded this year. The little kids also enjoyed entertain- ment brought especially for them. — Nick Yakas Winnedumah 287 in Bishop, California holds its meetings at 270 feet below sea level, the lowest lodge in North America.

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