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Mason Rick Rutland awarded Golden Trowel


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Stockdale Mason Rick Rutland (right) humbly accepts the Golden Trowel award May 31, from Stockdale Masonic Lodge Worshipful Master Joseph Hunt. BRANDY HAWKINS/Wilson County News

Stockdale Mason Rick Rutland (right) humbly accepts the Golden Trowel award May 31, from Stockdale Masonic Lodge Worshipful Master Joseph Hunt. BRANDY HAWKINS/Wilson County News

Stockdale Masonic Lodge No. 470 proudly presented longtime Mason Rick Rutland with this year’s Golden Trowel award on May 31, recognizing and honoring his dedication to the Masonic fraternity. Rick, a 40-year Mason, has held many places and stations in his Masonic career, and is highly active in the community, always willing to help in whatever capacity. Family and friends came together to commemorate the occasion.

The Golden Trowel is the Lodge’s formal recognition of a Brother for his devoted service to Masonic principles or to his Lodge, and is the highest award that it can bestow upon one of its members. It is intended for the Brother who quietly, but actively demonstrates his devotion to the teachings of Masonry without thought of recognition or special honors.