BRATTLEBORO >> At a recent Lodge meeting in March, Worshipful Master Ed Morse presented Steve Ingraham, Wayne Shepard and Steve Farrington 25 year pins and certificates for their service to the fraternity.
Ingraham is employed as a handy man and has served in all the chairs of the lodge including Worshipful Master. Ingraham is also a member of the York Rite of Freemasonry.
Shepard is a local electrician, and has spent most of his fraternal involvement as a Shrine Mason, holding several offices in that body, including as a board member for the annual Vermont/New Hampshire Shrine Football football game. This is one of the major fundraisers for the Shriners to support the many chidren's hospitals they maintain in North America.
Farrington is self employed as a broker for business printing and promotional products. He has served in most all the offices of Brattleboro Lodge including Worhsipful Master. He has also served the Grand Lodge of Vermont as District Deputy Grand master, Grand Historian, and presently is serving Grand Junior Deacon. He is also a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and has held several offices in that Masonic Body.
Freemasonry is the oldest men's fraternity in the world. To become a member a person has to be of good character and follow one the monotheistic religions. The tenets of Freemasonry stresses brotherhood, morality and charity.
At a recent meeting of the Brattleboro Lodge, the third degree was presented, inducting Bruce W. Jackson and Mark A. Scherlin into the fraternity as Master Masons
Jackson lives in Brattleboro and is self employed as a salesman of industrial printer's inks and materials. Scherlin lives in Spofford, N.H., and is employed at Green Mountain Panel.