BRIDPORT-At the recent annual Masonic Awards Dinner for Morning Sun Lodge 5 of Bridport, three awards were presented-for 65 years of service to Wesley C. Larrabee of Rutland; 50 years of service to Charles A. Bolliger of Middlebury and Dean H. Stanley of Shoreham.
Accepting awards were H. Kent Wright of Bridport, a 50 year award, and 25 year awards to Richard L. "Yogi" Lussier of Shoreham and Orrin P. Sunderland .
Mason of the Year Award for all six area lodges in district 3 was presented to James A. Walker of Bridport. Edward B. Payne of Bridport received two Past Master Awards.
Armed Forces-Masonic pins were presented to James A. Walker, Robert E. Grant, Sr., Sunderland, Wright, Edson A. Birchard, Bolliger, Harold A. Payne, Kent L. Ramsey, Joe E. Rigg, Gordon D. Spooner, Donnie D. Wall and Harrie S. DeMers, Sr.
A special piece of handmade Masonic memorabilia made by Dr. Reginald DeWitt, circa 1925, for his father Judge John H. DeWitt of Shoreham, was presented to DeWitts' daughter Ann and husband Mike Furbush of Colebrook, N.H.
Awards were presented by Master of the Lodge, Robert E. Grant, Jr. and the Grand Master Thomas Johnson IV and Grand Lecturer George Dublon of the Grand Lodge of Vermont F&AM.
Chris Hamel Modern Jazz Trio provided the dinner entertainment.