Tilton Loyal Orange Lodge marks 100 years
Loyal Orange Lodge ( LOL) Chosen Few No. 153, Tilton marked its 100th anniversary in that Conception Bay North community with celebrations over the weekend of Sept. 18-19.
To mark the milestone, the L.O.L. handed out $8,000 to various non-profit organizations and worthy causes in the community.
Worshipful Master Ramsey Gosse and members honoured Fred Gosse, one of their own members for rising to the office of Provincial Grand Master of Newfoundland and Labrador.
About 100 members and guests turned out at the Orange Hall Sept. 18 for a dinner and dance with live music featuring Country Bound Band.
Rev. Marylyn Moore, Roy Dawe M.W. (Most Worshipful) Grand Master and Sovereign of Canada; Harold Dawe R. W. ( Right Worshipful) Grand Master, Royal Black Perceptory, Newfoundland and Labrador; Jessie Neil representing Grand Lodge LOBA (Loyal Orange Benevolent Association) Newfoundland and Labrador; Carbonear-Harbour Grace MHA Jerome Kennedy; and Spaniard’s Bay-Tilton Mayor John Drover were among the special guests on hand for the event, which was hosted by Clyde Crane.
The Orangemen’s Parade at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19 was followed by a 3 p.m. church service at All Saints Church.
The Spaniard’s Bay-Bishop’s Cove Brass Band wound up the two-day celebrations with brass band selections.
Ramsey Gosse described the turnout for their 100th anniversary celebrations as “ very successful and unbelievable.”
TRY COUNTING THEM - Here are the 10,800 unmarked and unstamped cigarettes RCMP seized from a house in Harbour Grace. Sept. 24. The accused is expected to be charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking of unmarked and unstamped tobacco.