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Newton Masonic Lodge honored

Published: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 11:12 a.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 11:14 a.m. CST

The Newton Masonic Lodge No. 59, under the leadership of Worshipful Master Gregory Van Vark, was honored with the Lodge of the Year Award at the 169th Annual Meeting of Iowa Masons in Des Moines on Sept. 20.  

The Lodge of the Year Award is earned for its commitment and achievements in the areas of membership growth, local community support, and overall lodge organization for the past year. 

The 20,000 Masons in Iowa are dedicated to the betterment of their families and communities. Membership is open to men age 18 and older. Visit to learn more.

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