Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Masonic district annual fish fry a success
Houston Daily Journal
September 6, 2006

The 12th Masonic District held its annual Dublin VA Hospital Fish Fry Saturday.

During that occasion smiles beamed on both sides of the serving table as they have each Labor Day for more than 20 years, as more than 200 veterans and the entire staff were served.

Special thanks go out to the cooking team from Tyrian No. 111 of Warner Robins, who didn’t bat an eye, but just set up the professional cookers and got to work. Brother M. M. Cloud, a mason from Houston Lodge No. 35 of Perry, supervised the cooking.

This year there were also some special Masonic guests to drop in from other areas in the state. Brother Ted Collins, the senior grand warden of the Grand Lodge of Georgia stopped by as did Brother Mac Collins, a congressional candidate for the U.S. House and a member of Indian Springs Lodge No. 307 in the 6th District. Collins personally delivered many plates to the veterans on the wards.

Again, thanks to all the Masons and lodges who took time out on their Saturday to make this possible, and a very special thanks to those veterans who allowed them to cook a few fish for them. They paid the price of freedom.