On Saturday, October 13th, the Deputy Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother Kenneth Clay, Jr, and several other Grand Lodge Officers traveled to Horace Chase Lodge #72 for a Special Ladies and Masonic Veterans’ Program. The Deputy Grand Master was received along with the Past Masters of Horace Chase Lodge. Our Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother John E. Lobdell, wasn’t able to attend due to another commitment and our Deputy Grand Master passed along his heart felt congratulations to all the recipients along with his apologies for not being there himself. The Lodge honored each of their Special Ladies with a gift. Right Worshipful Brother Clay then presented Brother Ed Lewis, who was accompanied by his wife and sister, with his 50 year Veterans’ Medal. There were additional Masonic Veterans who were not able to attend but were recognized, Brother Ronald C. Fuller and Borther John R. Bresaw ll, both 50 year recipients, and Brother Richard D. Jones, a 70 year recipient. There were a few surprises as well as Worshipful Peter Crouch was presented with the Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouting Award and the afternoon culminated with Worshipful Joseph Hardy being very surprised to receive the Major General John Sullivan Distinguished Service Award in bronze. Lite snacks and good fellowship followed in the dining room.