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Jargo Clark, of Madison, was the special honoree Monday evening, April 24, at the Madison Masonic Lodge. Clark received his “75-year pin” acknowledging his 75 years of dedicated service to the Masonic Order.
The evening began with everyone, including the honoree and family members, enjoying a covered dish dinner that the Masonic members prepared themselves. After dinner, Jim Stanley presented Clark with a certificate and the coveted pin.
Jargo Clark became a Mason and received his Entered Apprentice degree on Nov. 21, 1941. On Jan. 27, 1942 he received his Fellowcraft degree. He became a Master Mason on April 13, 1942 and served as Worshipful Master of the Madison Lodge in 1948.
Freemasonry has a long-standing role in the birth and traditions of America and the growth of Madison County. Dedicated to making “Good Men Better,” the fraternity is committed to supporting all great causes, especially the poor and distressed, as well as the elderly and children. Locally, the Madison Lodge continues to support these concerns, while also supporting the charities of the Grand Lodge of the State of Florida.
Madison Lodge No. 11 F.& A.M. meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month, with activities and social programs year-round. A deep fraternal bond exists between its members. It is the wholesome relationship of brotherly love, brought about through high principles exemplified in their daily lives, that make its members near and dear to each other.