On Saturday, May 14, 2016, the Brethren of Ancient York Lodge No. 89 of Nashua raised Brother Daniel M. Arcidiacono to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason at the Pawtucket, Rhode Island Masonic Temple, home of Jenks Lodge No. 24, having received dispensation from the Most Worshipful Grand Masters of both jurisdictions. This historic event was assisted by Brethren from Rising Sun Lodge No. 39 in Nashua and Pulpit Rock Lodge No. 103 in Pelham.
This is the first such event between Lodge is NH and RI. Jenks Lodge and Pawtucket Freemasonry has a special place in the heart of Worshipful Brother Christopher J Busby, Master of Ancient York Lodge No. 89. His family has a 175-year connection to that community, and several members of his family having been members of Lodges that later merged into Jenks. Bro. Arcidiacono received a fantastic degree, at which afterward, there were presentations by Right Worshipful Brother Joseph J.H. Beaumont, District Deputy Grand Master of the 2nd Masonic District of NH, Bro. Busby, and a beautiful Master Mason Patent from Bro. Ryan J. Flynn, Senior Warden of Ancient York.
Afterward, a charity dinner was put on by the Brethren of Jenks Lodge No. 24. Worshipful Brother Anthony Pirri and the Brethren of that Lodge donating all of the proceedings to a charity of Ancient York’s choosing.