Donald “Sonny” Nelson received his 50-year Masonic membership pin Dec. 18 at his residence at Tollivertown. Members of the Lonesome Pine Masonic Lodge 884 are Dean Thompson, Raymond Isaac, Pete Wyatt, Doug Neace, Ercel Slone, Nelson and Chris Adams.
Bob Balthis, secretary of the Lonesome Pine Masonic Lodge 884, signed a check for about $1,400 at the Whitesburg Walmart Dec. 15 to pay for Christmas presents for nine children in Letcher County. The shopping event was paid for by funds raised during the festival season. The Masons also delivered fruit baskets to 10 Masons who aren’t able to attend meetings on a regular basis.