Opening Campfire Kicks off 75th Anniversary Celebration

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 07:47 -- admin

Pellissippi Lodge kicked off a year long celebration of the 75th anniversary of the lodges founding with opening ceremony and campfire Friday night. With Lake Pellissippi as a backdrop Lodge Chief Caleb Douglas welcomed attendees and distinguished including Carl Murry, an original member of Pellissippi Lodge, several past Pellissippi Lodge Chiefs, 2016 National Chief Hunter Jones, 2017 Southern Region Chief Harrison Fry, National Vice Chairman of Training David Garret, National Vice Chairman of Technology Craig Salzar. Chief Douglas invited Harrison Fry to join in lighting the lodge’s ceremonial camp fire and to deliver remarks.
Jesse Mullins performed a monologue as Lodge Founder Elmer Hawkins detailing the lodges origins and Joesph Hancock told the Legend as Meteu. Lodge officers distributed bamboo neckerchief slides similar to those used by the lodge founders before the camp fire closed and adjourning for cracker barrel.