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Masonic Lodge to hold open installation of officers

Pagosa Masonic Lodge #114 A.F. & A.M. of Colorado will hold an open installation of officers Saturday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m.

It will be held in the Lodge at 227 Lewis Street and is open to the public. By special invitation, all Masons residing or visiting the area are encouraged to join us for this important occasion. A reception and meal will follow the installation ceremony.

New officers for Pagosa Lodge #114 are Mason Carpenter, worshipful master; Jon Bower, senior warden; Dale Schwicker, PM, junior warden; Bob Sprague, PM, treasurer; Bill Hill, PM, secretary; Richard Wholf, senior deacon; Jim Hawkins, junior deacon; Bob Case, PM, senior steward; and Raymond Taylor, tiler. Leading the installation ceremony will be Steve Jackson, PM, Durango Lodge #46.

Pagosa Masonic Lodge #114 A.F. & A.M. was established in 1902. Many prominent members of the community have served the lodge as worshipful master and in other capacities. Modern Freemasonry originated in 1717 in England, and 15 American presidents have been masons, among many other famous men around the world.