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We had a fantastic Past Masters dinner last meeting!  Many brothers, their wives and past masters from Pewee Valley Lodge showed up along with past master from other Lodges as well as the current Masters from Pewee Valley Lodge and Fortitude Lodge!  It was an excellent night of fellowship and we all enjoyed some really good food!  Thanks to all the past masters who were able to attend!

The Lodge has been busy this year with events and visitors.  During our last meeting, Brothers from Vine Grove Lodge No. 603 showed up to present Brother Jeff Meade, PM with a trophy from their latest golf scramble.  Vine Grove Lodge uses the golf scramble as a way to create funds for their scholarship program and also as an event to promote fellowship among Masons across the state.  Thanks for those Brothers for the hard work they do, and for visiting our Lodge!  We know Bro. Jeff appreciates that trophy! ;)


Also, Bro. Rob Henry received a Mason of the Month award from Worshipful Master John Shaughnessy.  Thanks Bro. Rob and congratulations!


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Brothers from Vine Grove Lodge No. 603 and 2016 Worshipful Master John Shaughnessy


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Brothers from Vine Grove Lodge No. 603 presenting Bro. Jeff Meade, PM with a trophy from their golf scramble


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Bro. Rob Henry receives a Mason of the Month award from 2016 WM John Shaughnessy

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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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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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