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Masonic Lodge to hold open installation of officers

Pagosa Springs Masonic Lodge No.114 A.F.&A.M. of Colorado will hold an open installation of officers Saturday, Dec 5, t 2 p.m. It will be held in the Lodge at 227 Lewis St.nd is open to the public.

A special invitation to all Masons residing or visiting the area are encouraged to join us for this important occasion. A reception will follow the installation ceremony, R.S.V.P. 731-6398.

New officers for Pagosa Lodge No. 114 are Thomas Dittenber, Worshipful Master; Mason Carpenter, Senior Warden; Jon Bower, Junior Warden; Robert Sprague, PM, Treasurer; William Hill, PM, Secretary; Ollie Coward, Senior Deacon; Richard Wholf, Junior Deacon; Robert Case, PM, Senior Steward; Raymond Taylor, Junior Steward; James Hawkins, Tiler; and Dale Schwicker, PM, Chaplain. Leading the installation ceremony will be Worshipful Brother Paul T. McCabe, PM, Denver Lodge No. 5, and WBR Robert Sprague, PM, Highlands Lodge No. 86 and Pagosa Lodge No. 114, as Installing Marshall.

Masons are men who profess a faith in God. As men of faith, they use the tools of moral and ethical truths to serve mankind. Their bond to like-minded men in brotherhood transcends all religious, ethnic, social, cultural and educational differences. In fellowship with their brothers, a Masons finds ways to serve his God, his family, his fellow man, and his country. Each Mason recognizes his responsibility for justice, truth, charity, enlightenment, freedom, liberty, honesty, integrity in all aspects of human endeavor. A Mason is all of this and more.

Pagosa Springs Masonic Lodge., A.F&A.M. No. 114 was established in 1902. Many prominent members of the community have served the lodge as Worshipful Master and in other offices. Modern Freemasonry originated in 1717 in England, and 15 American presidents have been masons, among many other famous men around the world.