OSWEGO, NY – On July 5, Lake City No. 127 F&AM, float and marchers entered Oswego’s 52nd annual 4th of July Parade.
A committee led by Earl Wilson spent hours planning and constructing this year’s float and inviting participation of the leaders of Masonic bodies from the State of New York.
The labor of many men and women resulted in a winning float.
For the third time in three years, Lake City’s entry won the Jaycee Award for Best Civic or Volunteer.
The Lodge was supported by a large contingent of Masonic War Veterans, members of three Shrine groups, Eastern Star chapters, the leaders of Royal Arch, Cryptic Masons and Commandery.
Leaders of Masonic bodies included; Grand Treasurer Charles Catapano, Grand Lodge of the State of New York, District Deputy Grand Master Cris Reis,Oswego District, Grand King Raymond Roche Royal Arch, Ill. Grand Master Harley DeShane, Grand Council Cryptic Masons, Grand Commander Rev. Charles Roberts, New York State Grand Commandery and State Commander for Oswego County Carl Hoyt, Masonic War Veterans.