Saturday, December 2, 2023


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April 29, 2023 East Fork Lodge presented brother Robert Vaughan with the Golden Trowel Award for 2023!

Robert serves in our lodge and various other Masonic organizations, and his hard work and dedication to the fraternity is truly appreciated.

Join us in congratulating brother Vaughan for always being an example of what it means to be a man and a Mason.

It’s GREAT to be an East Fork Mason!

Brother Jonathan Buck receives the 2022 Golden Trowel

East Fork Lodge honored Brother Jonathan Buck with the 2022 Golden Trowel on May 17, 2022. The meal was prepared by Chuck Tower with help from Frank Swaffer and Kevin Fennell. DDGM Robert Vaughan and WM Cary Wickers presented the award. Dinner was great and those that attend enjoyed this event.

Bluegrass on Ballard Annual Car Show, Saturday, June 25, 2022.

You can only online/per-register your car. Just scan the QR code to be directly routed to the on line registration page. Registration $25.00 per vehicle. Event is rain or shine. Hope to see you at the car show.

Cornerstone Leveling at Wylie Fire Station #4 on April 16, 2022

R.W.G. Clay Smith Deputy Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Texas presided over the Ceremony. Other Grand Lodge Representative were Robert E Vaughan Jr DDGM 9-B, Keith Stephens DI 9-B, Wil Pimentel PM 1194, Lance Goff PM 650, John Simmons PM 650, Bob Pannell PM 768, Gary Dixson PM 1294, J. W. Irick PM 587, Jeff Forrester PM 650, Wes Petty PM 650 Hal Green, Jeff Tarrant, Ellis Merworth PM 650, Jonathan Buck, Denney Hanson PM 650 and John Zaiser.
We started at 7:00 AM with Breakfast Tacos and coffee at the lodge and then opened a Master Mason Lodge and called it to refreshment. A Representation of the Grand Lodge of Texas was then opened and called to refreshment.

All the Brothers that help with the Cornerstone Leveling and the Brothers that attended the event.  We were very grateful that the weather held for the Cornerstone Leveling ceremony. Pictures provided by Frank Swaffer and Cathy Hanson, thanks.


9/11/2021 Memorial Service at Old City Park in Downtown Wylie, Texas 

9/11/2001 is a day we should NEVER FORGET; 2,996 people perished that day of which 412 were first responders.Darin Kinder a Secret Service Agent was in Building #7 of the World Trade Center complex and helped many get out of the Twin Towers that day. Darin was the guest speaker this last Saturday and gave his account of what happened to him and how he was called to service on 9/11/2001. The message he gave was “IF CALLED INTO SERVICE TO HELP OTHERS WILL YOU GET YOUR SUIT DIRTY”?Wylie Fire Chief and Wylie Police Department Chief with Darin Kinder on the stage.The picture with the US Flag is on display with items from the Twin Towers that fell 9/11/2001. Members of East Fork Lodge at Ballard Street Cafe after the 9/11 Memorial enjoying breakfast and fellowship. After the memorial service those that attended gathered for breakfast at Ballard Street Café. It is a morning I will long remember.

On July 15, 2021 East Fork Lodge and Wylie City Council member Scott William’s company Fire and Water Restoration Plus finished work to support one of our widows Mrs. Carolyn Hollamon.

Our own Centennial Past Master Clemens Hollamon widow needed help to repair and rebuild a wheel chair ramp and porch at her home in Wylie.  Below are pictures of the repaired and rebuild ramp.

Mrs. Hollamon was very happy with the work performed by East Fork Lodge and Scott William’s company Fire and Water Restoration Plus.

On July 27, 2021, During the Wylie City Council Meeting members of East Fork Lodge #650 with Vicky Long with Carter BloodCare Presented the new Battle of the Badges Traveling Trophy to Fire Chief Brandon Blythe’s the winner Chief of the 2021 Battle of the Badges Blood Drive held on June 26, 2021. At that blood drive we collect 85 units of blood that will help over 255 patients in the local community. We thank all that showed up to help with this blood drive and presentation.

East Fork Lodge honors Brother Ellis Neal Merworth with 2020 Golden Trowel

Officer Installation 2020-2021