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For the Daily News
One of the highlights of the annual Black Tie Ball is the announcement of the annual awards program.
The Rising Star Lodgeâ€™s 2010 Black Tie Ball awards program included the Brothers of Distinctionâ€” Masons of the Quarters and Master Mason of the Year, one inductee into the wall of fame and one Humanitarian Award.
The recipient of the 2010 Humanitarian Award was Monica Banks, the Oktibbeha County Chancery Clerk.
Award organizers said Banks serves the public with unswerving generosity and enthusiasm.Â Through hard work, kindness, and dedication she has made an amazing impact in the community.
The Mason of the Quarter rAward ecognizes brothers for showing dedication and providing outstanding services to the lodge.
The Mason of the Year Award is presented to a mason that has demonstrated loyalty and a willingness to go above and beyond the scope of a mason, brother and friend.
Worshipful Master Julius Clark along with several members of the lodge then traveled to Jackson to the annual grand session for the State of Mississippi where Clark received the Worshipful Master of The Year Award.
This prestigious award was presented by First Deputy Grand Master and Queen Van C. Norman.
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