Welcome To East Fork Lodge!

A Little Bit About East Fork Lodge #650 A.F. & A.M.

East Fork Lodge is located at 508 Parker Road in Wylie, Texas. Stated Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm, with dinner served at 6:30pm. Each Tuesday night thereafter, floor school is held at 7pm. Great food and fellowship is enjoyed by all. We look forward to seeing you there.

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History of East Fork Lodge

East Fork Lodge #650 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons was granted a charter from The Grand Lodge of Texas on January 18, 1887 and was set to work on February 18, 1887 in the Lone Tree (Brown Town) Community.

The Lodge was built at Brown Town and, following Masonic custom, the ground floor was given for use as a school building and the name of the community was changed to Lone Elm. The school was designated in deed as District No.63, but was always referred to as the Lone Elm School.

There were 24 charter members, one of which dimitted April 9, 1887 and one died July 19, 1887. Two new members were raised in May and June of 1887, after the charter was granted, bringing the membership to 26. East Fork Lodge currently has an active membership in excess of 100 members and growing.

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Our second lodge building on Ballard

The Lodge met, for many years, upstairs above what is now Wylie Flower and Gift Shop at 129 N. Ballard. In late 1980, construction was begun on a new building at the current location and completed in March of 1982. The cornerstone of the new Lodge building was leveled in Masonic tradition on June 12, 1982.

A dedication ceremony for the new Lodge building was held on Saturday, November 3, 1984. The ceremony was attended by members of East Fork Lodge, Grand Lodge of Texas members and officers, past and present, and members of the Wylie community. The ceremony was presided over by the Grand Master of Texas Masons, R.H. (Bob) Waters.

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DDGM Reception and Awards Evening Sept 5, 2017

DDGM Gene Terrell concluded his second official visit and helped usher in some service awards with WM Jerry Barrera for Bro's:

RC Wilkinson PM EFL  65 year service award.  Pretty amazing that RC affiliated with Mineral Wells Lodge #611 in October 1952, was WM at EFL in 2011-2012 and blessed with a devoted lady,  Doris his partner for 70 years of marriage.  Congratulations on these really significant milestones.

Harold C. Green was bestowed with the 50 year service award presented on behalf of Grand Lodge of PA where Harold is a dual member with Fairless HIlls PA Lodge where he was a PM.   Harold was previously award the TX Grand Lodge service award of 50 years of service on Feb 11, 2017.   

Fred Park Jr. received his endowement certificate by WM  Jerry Barrera.    Pic Top (Green) Pic Middle (Park) Pic Bottom (Wilkinson)

 

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