Thursday, December 30, 2021

Winter Haven Lodge No. 186 Cornerstone and Time Capsule

On Wednesday W:. Dennis Wind, Worshipful Master-Elect, W:. Jerry Haynie, Current Worshipful Master, Bro. Tom Wilson, Secretary-Elect and Bro Chuck Hicks, Senior Warden of Winter Haven Lodge No. 186 returned to the former Winter Haven Masonic Temple at 375 Avenue A SE in Winter Haven to retrieve the lodge's Cornerstone, while the Cornerstone was being removed they discovered two small capsules inside. W:. Wind has been in touch with Grand Lodge for guidance for the procedure to reopen the capsules, whether it has to be reopened by the Grand Master since it was the Grand Master who placed it there over 60 years ago or if it can be reopened by the Worshipful Master,

The Cornerstone will be placed and rededicated at the new Winter Haven Masonic Temple on Recker Highway following some required construction work on the exterior and interior of the building.

Picture of the Winter Haven Lodge No. 186 Cornerstone located at the former Winter Haven Masonic Temple
on Avenue A SE in Winter Haven. Image courtesy of W:. Dennis Wind, W:.W:. Elect

Inside the Cornerstone at the Former Winter Haven Masonic Temple you can see two of the time capsule
sitting in the back of the inside of the Cornerstone. Image courtesy of W:. Dennis Wind, W:.W:. Elect

Pictured from left to right. W:. Dennis Wind Worshipful Master Elect, Bro Tom Wilson, Secretary Elect, W:. Jerry Haynie Current Worshipful Master and Bro. Chuck Hicks, Senior Warden standing next to Winter Haven Lodge No. 186's Cornerstone.
Image courtesy of W:. Dennis Wind, W:.M:. Elect

Pictured, Henkelman Construction Field Superintendent Greg Henkelman with crew member Tony Hendrix standing next to Winter Haven Lodge No. 186's Cornerstone. Image courtesy of W:. Dennis Wind, W:.M:. Elect

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