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Brother Fred Balke and his wife Bonnie celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary and Fred's 94th birthday on August 20th, 2016!

There were many friends, family and brothers who came out to support Fred and Bonnie on their special day.  Presentations were made to Fred & Bonnie by Kentucky senator Ernie Harris, Gene Crady PM (on behalf of Cloyd Baumgardiner of the Grand Lodge) and from Oldham County Ex Judge David Vogel recognizing August 20th as Fred and Bonnie Balke day.

We hope Fred and Bonnie enjoyed their day of celebration together and that they have many more happy years together!


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Pewee Valley Lodge #829 was able to present Brother Howard Griffin with a 60 year service award to Masonry!!!  Bro. Howard is not only a Mason, but is a retired Master Sargent and served in World War II, the Korean Way and Viet Nam!  Its not only a pleasure to recognize him for his service to Masonry but also to this country!  God Bless you Bro. Howard and thank you for your service!


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Bro. Howard Griffin with Worshipful Master John Shaughnessy


The Lodge also initiated two new Entered Apprentices on the same night!  We had a few Past Masters doing the degree work and what a great job they did!  Thanks to all the Brothers who helped out with the degree and our Stewards who supplied a great meal!


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New Entered Apprentices Matthew Henderson (left) and Dennis Hornback (right) with Worshipful Master John Shaughnessy


We also had several visitors in from out of town.  What a great night it was for brotherly love and affection.  Thanks to those Brothers who came out to support the Lodge.  We always welcome visitors!


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Lots of things happening at the Lodge lately!  Last meeting we had a few visitors, discussed quite a bit of business and an Entered Apprentice degree coming up for our next meeting.  Please come out and show your support for this new brother-to-be and to assist the Lodge!

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Past Master Gene Crady presents Worshipful Master John Shaughnessy with a t-shirt from Barney's Auto Fest 2016 in Lagrange, Ky.  The Lodge helped to sponsor the event.


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Visiting Brothers Revel Lewis III and IV from Shelby Lodge No. 662 and Worshipful Master John Shaughnessy


Masonry was very well represented during the Oldham County Day parade and celebration in Lagrange, Kentucky on July 16th, 2016!!!  Brothers were there from Fortitude Lodge #47, Pewee Valley Lodge #829 and the Shriners were there too!

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Brother Howard Griffin getting his Ford Model A ready for the parade


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Past Masters Rodny Davidson and Gene Crady


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Past Master Marshall Geoghegan with his wife, their hotrod and their gorilla (you'll have to ask Marshall about that)


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Past Master Jim Stephens and current Worshipful Master from Fortitude Lodge #47, Tom McShane


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Shriners have all the fun!


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Brothers from Fortitude Lodge #47

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Brothers Jeff Meade PM, John Shaughnessy WM & Jim Stephens PM


Part of an ongoing program by our 2016 Worshipful Master John Shaughnessy is to recognize brothers on a monthly basis who go above and beyond to assist the Lodge in varying degrees.  We were unable to present last month's award recipient with his award because he was unable to attend (he was most likely golfing :)  Pictured above are the last two months recipients, Brothers Jeff Meade PM and Jim Stephens PM.  Congratulations brothers for your hard work and unwavering support of the Lodge!