144th Annual Communication
The 144th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of South Dakota A.F. & A.M. will be held at the the Best Western Ramkota Hotel & Convention Center, Rapid City, June 14, 15, and 16.
Philip Lodge #153 Presents Scholarships
Matt Arthur, Grand Master of Philip Masonic Lodge #153, presented a $350 scholarship to each Trew DeJong and to Jada Jones during the baccalaureate ceremony, before the Philip High School graduation May 12. Money is raised for these scholarships and other benevolent activities in the community through the annual Mason’s golf tournament, their January and February Sunday breakfasts, and other fundraisers. Successful applicants for the scholarships are determined by a school district panel, following pre-stated requirements from the Philip Masonic Lodge.
Masons’ Father/Daughter Dance
Friday, April 27, Masonic Lodge #153 sponsored its second annual, free Father/Daughter Dance, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Philip High School Fine Arts Building. “If you missed it last year you missed out. We had a great time young and older,” said Brother Brad Heltzel. The event was for everyone, whether a Mason or not, and to all ages. Beverages and snacks were provided. The term “father” loosely included uncle, grandfather, brother or other family member. This year’s theme was Circus, with plenty of balloons, spongy clown noses for everyone, gold and red streamers, and a DJ who wouldn’t let you sit out too many dances, whether they were slow, fast, the Flying Dutchman, or a line dance.
Having fun did not mean you had to dance. Clown noses and balloons were part of the circus theme.
This dance team went all out in having fun at the Mason’s annual Father/Daughter Dance.
A father can be her hero, and an example of what his daughter hopes to find in every future dance partner.