With ritual and tradition at the forefront of the evening’s proceedings, the resident Blythe-Needles Free & Accepted Masons of California, Lodge No. 473, hosted their 101st Annual Installation of Officers event this past Saturday, Jan. 4.
The free and open to the public ceremony saw the installation of new officers taking their respective posts at the Lodge, with special guest and Assistant Grand Lecturer Victor Ropac, of the Grand Lodge of California, presiding over the evening event.
The installation also saw a passing of the guard, as Bill Jarrard was installed as the lodge’s helming Worshipful Master.
(Photos by Uriel Avendano/Palo Verde Valley Times)