Sunday, Jan. 8, turned out to be a beautiful Colorado day for the joint installation of Oddfellow and Rebekah officers. The meeting took place in Cedaredge at the Rebekah lodge hall at 1 p.m.
District deputy president Carol Mendenhall and district deputy grand master Bernie Mendenhall installed 43 members into their respective offices. Marshals Glen and Joyce Conger, chaplain Helen Barton and musician Myrna Bertram were the installing team. Eight visitors witnessed the occasion.
After the ceremony, awards and special presentations took place. Cedaredge Elberta 106 presented perfect attendance awards to Grace Farmer, Ruth A. Dawson, Helen Barton and Dolly Wilson. Past noble grand Donna Waibel presented the awards.
Olathe 99 presented past noble grand Benita Hammond with her 35-year jewel and perfect attendance awards to Margaret Blair and Benita Hammond. Benita then read a poem.
Elberta 106 noble grand Bonnie Pope reminded everyone about the district meeting Jan. 15 at Cedaredge and thanked everyone for coming. Refreshments of cake, coffee and lemonade were served downstairs for all to enjoy.
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