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FELLOWCRAFT STAIRS

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ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2019 WORK WAS COMMENCED ON A PERMANENT BUILT IN FELLOWCRAFT STAIRWAY IN THE LODGE ROOM OF PALESTINE LODGE.  OUT OF 900 TEXAS MASONIC LODGES, ONLY CORSICANA LODGE NO. 174  IN CORSICANA AND MORTON LODGE NO. 72 IN RICHMOND, HAD A PERMANENT STAIRWAY SO UPON COMPLETION OF THIS HISTORIC STAIRWAY, PALESTINE JOINED THOSE LODGES TO BECOME ONLY THE THIRD TO CURRENTLY UTILIZE SUCH A UNIQUE FIXTURE.  MANY YEARS AGO, GOLIAD LODGE NO. 94 HAD SUCH A STAIRWAY BUT UPON MOVING THEIR LODGE INTO A SINGLE FLOOR FACILITY, THE STAIRWAY CEASED TO EXIST.   WORK ON PALESTINE LODGE'S STAIRS WAS COMPLETED ON NOVEMBER 4, 2019 AT A COST OF $4000.00 AND 400 MANHOURS.  A FORMAL DEDICATION CEREMONY WAS HELD AT THE STATED MEETING ON OCTOBER 1, 2019.  
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