Fairfield Lodge #125, F & AM award night 7.22.09

Written by David Green.

Fairfield Lodge #125, F & AM, met for its annual Awards Night at the LISD TECH Center July 11. Following dinner, members and guest were welcomed by Larry Keller, Worshipful Master of Fairfield Lodge. The invocation was given by Norman Long, Past Master, and special music was provided by William Garcia.

Michael Morse, Past Master, served as Master of Ceremonies. He introduced Larry Keller, Worshipful Master; Eleanore Argue, Worthy Matron of Fairfield Chapter; and Raymond Lemons, Senior Grand Deacon of the Grand Lodge of Michigan.

Weldon Joughin, William Stuttz, Howard Close, Ronald Ely and Ken Pickford received Life Membership certificates and 40-year pins. Raymond Lemons, Senior Grand Deacon, presented 50-year pins to Glenn Richard Kelly, Ralph Ferris and Howard Keller.    He presented 60-year pins to Justin Sutton, Jr., and Edward Potter. Each of the honored guests spoke about their years of service in the Lodge and special memories of some of the previous events.

 Lemons offered greetings on behalf of the Grand Officers for 2009 and discussed events and programs planned and implemented for the 2009-2010 Lodge year.

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