Masons to host Thanksgiving dinner

Sweetwater Masonic Lodge 571 will host their annual Thanksgiving dinner Saturday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m.The meeting has been called the present the Golden Trowel award to Brother Herman (Lindy) Lindeman and the Community Builder award to Mr. Tom Henderson.The brother who receives the Golden Trowel award is entitled to special recognition not because he expected it, but rather because of his service to the Lodge, to freemasonry, to his community and to humanity. It is designed for the brother who does little things not for recognition, but because he practices in his daily life the true principles taught to all Masons at the Alter of the Lodges. Such a brother has learned well the lessons of the Trowel as taught to him upon his raising to the sublime degree of Master Mason.The committee has determined that Brother Lindeman has met these requirements and should receive this award.The Community Builder award has been designated to enable a Lodge to recognize outstanding non-Masons who have distinguished themselves through their service to the community, to the local, state or national government, to their church or to humanity. Although they have never been initiated into masonry, have followed the same precepts, ideals and standards that have been established for Masonic behavior.The committee has determined that Mr. Henderson has met these requirements and should receive this award.This meeting is open to all Masons and non-members and we invite all family and friends of these to be honored. All widows of Masons are invited to attend as special guests.