Tilton Loyal Orange Lodge marks 100 years

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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.

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