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May/June 2017

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May/June 2017 The North Carolina Mason Page 9 MiLeposts DURHAM – Fellowship Lodge #687 welcomed visitors from three Prince Hall lodges at its March 9 stated communication. Rep- resentatives from A. S. Hunter #825, Shepard Memorial #840, Dorcas Lodge #460 and Knap of Reeds #158 partici- pated. KERNERSVILLE – Kernersville #669 Master Brian Anderson, left, pres- ents a lodge scholarship to Destiny Eller. Miss Eller's parents, Clifford and Jenny Shrewsbury, were in attendance to help present the scholarship. Miss Eller's father is an officer and member of the lodge. Her mother is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, lodge 205 in Kernersville. Destiny recently joined the OES as well. Miss Eller plans to use the Scholarship money to assist with college expenses. THOMASVILLE – Julian Mann, right, director and chief administrative law judge in the N.C. Office of Adminis- trative Hearings, presents Brother Fred Morrison Jr., with the first Administra- tive Law Award for Excellence, created by the Administrative Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. Morrison, a member of Thomasville #214, is senior administrative law judge in the N.C. Office of Administrative Hearings. He has practiced law for more than 50 years and has served in the Office of Administrative Hearings for more than 30 years. WASHINGTON – Brother Roy Smith is a well-traveled man. And he's got the Masonic passport to prove it. Smith is on an informal quest to visit as many North Carolina lodges as possible. He hit number 100 on May 3 when he attend- ed the District 3 meeting held at Washington #675. Smith, a member of Revolution #552, Greensboro #76, Guilford #656, MESH #771, Marietta #444, and Balfour #188, says he doesn't ever expect to hit every lodge in the state – that's about 370 – but will keep going as long as he is able. He started his quest in January 2015. "I just enjoy the fun and fellowship I have received at all the Lodges," he said. "Made some very good friends in some of the Lodges, and try to go back to them when they have degrees. Oh – had some fine food. Started rating the lodges by the dinner. Hanks #128: warm banana puddin' … best ever." ROWAN COUNTY – The Rowan County Masonic Scholarship Fund has awarded four $1000 scholarships to, from left, Mai Xe Vang, North Rowan High School; Austin Jordan Chrismon, South Rowan High School; Cody Larue Hannold, West Rowan High School; and Alyssa Renee Potts, East Rowan High School. The scholarship is the outgrowth of an initiative undertaken by Fulton #99 more than 30 years ago, and the project has grown steadily thanks to the dedi- cated support of the men who comprise the seven Masonic Lodges in Rowan County. Originally known as the 44th Ma- sonic District Scholarship, it was renamed the Rowan Coun- ty Masonic Scholarship when the Grand Lodge of North Carolina reorganized the state's districts. The seven lodges which support this scholarship are: Fulton #99, Andrew Jack- son #576 and Sophia #767 in Salisbury; Scotch-Ireland #154 in Cleveland; Eureka #283 in China Grove; Spencer #543 in Spencer; and Keller Memorial #657 in Rockwell. The guest of honor at this year's Masonic Carolina Pig Jig BBQ Cookoff, organized by Raleigh #500, is all dressed up and ready to go. Hundreds of hungry folks lined up in late May to taste samples from lodges that traveled here from all over the country. The Pig Jig has been cooking up some great BBQ, chicken and sauces since 2006. Watch Facebook for the winners list and more photos! Photo by Danielle Hensley. Dressed for the occasion

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