Ilwaco Masons install officers for 2018

Officers for Occident Lodge No. 48, Free and Accepted Masons of Washington, who will serve through 2018, were installed Thursday, Nov. 30, at the lodge in Ilwaco. Pictured, back row, left to right, are, Ed Cox, tyler; Milt Parham, senior deacon; Les Moore, junior deacon; Jerry Bruner, marshal; and Dobby Wiegardt, chaplain. Front row, left to right, Ron Robbins, treasurer; Patrick Webb, senior warden; Mike L. Thornton, master; James Houlton, junior warden; and Glenn Ripley, secretary. Installing master was Walt Twidwell, a three-time master at Ilwaco, who will lead the Masonic lodge in Montesano next year; installing marshal was Sherman Richmond, installing chaplain was Wiegardt and installing secretary was Mike Carmel, a past master of the Ilwaco lodge and former district deputy to the grand master of Washington Masons. Beau Morrow will be installed as senior steward Thursday, Dec. 7. Peninsula Masons gather at the lodge, 208 E. Spruce St., in Ilwaco, on the first Thursday of each month with a dinner at 6:30 p.m. and meeting at 7:30 p.m., except July and August, plus informal lunches in the lodge most Wednesdays at noon. For details, contact Carmel at 360-642-3636.

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