Sulphur Springs Masonic Lodge
Celebrates Centennial of Service, Saturday

 

by: Bobby McDonald

 

It was a BBQ luncheon, a time of reflection, and fellowship with one another, that marked the Centennial of the Sulphur Springs and Paris Masonic Lodge, on Saturday, July 7th.  The group was welcomed by Lee Roland, Thrice Illustrious Master of Sulphur Springs Council #44, and by Lucien Burleaud, Thrice Illustrious Master of the Paris Council #34.

 


Jason Rabe, Past Thrice Illustrious Master of the Sulphur Springs Council #44,
made introductions of guests at Saturday's Centennial Celebration of the local Lodge.

 

Jason Rabe, Past Thrice Illustrious Master of the Sulphur Springs Council, introduced guests. Special guest was local Mason Aster McKeever, who was celebrating this 94th birthday. Council members and guest sang "Happy Birthday" to McKeever and noted that the local lodge was only six years old, when McKeever was born on a family farm, in the Union Community of Hopkins County.

 


Sulphur Springs Masonic Lodge Member, Aster McKeever, celebrated his 94th birthday at the
Centennial Celebration of the Sulphur Springs Masonic Lodge on Saturday. The Lodge was
only six years old, when McKeever was born in the Union Community of Hopkins County.

 

A proclamation denoting the historic milestone of the local lodge was read by Judge Cletis Milsap and a member of Representative Mark Homer's Staff.

 

 

Special guest and keynote speaker for the event was Hon. Ralph M. Hall of the 4th Congressional District.

 


Local Masonic leaders accept a proclamation denoting the 100th Anniversary of the local Lodge. Congressman
Ralph M. Hall, second from left, was the keynote speaker at Saturday's  services.

 

Local historian and member of the local Sulphur Springs Lodge, gave a historic presentation of the Sulphur Springs and Paris Lodges, as they have been a charitable and active force in Northeast Texas.

"Charit is the most visible activity. Freemasons in North America alone give over two million dollars, every day, to those in need," declared the proclamation. "That's what Freemasonry is all about...always has been, and always will be!"

 

Congratulations,
Sulphur Springs Masonic Lodge
on 100 Years of Service to Our Community!

 

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