thanks to WB Fred Van Dyk
The weather certainly cooperated this year! The tradition of Fidelity
Lodge in the 1990's was to march in the parade in tuxedo. With the weather
being conducive to this, we decided to bring back the old tradition. WBs
John and Lou DeSocio sported tails for the occasion and as the banner
carriers set the tone for the delegation. Our turnout of marchers was
disappointing but we had four marchers in tux and one in business suit.
We received many compliments along the route. We also had occasion to
have representatives from Grand Lodge and Grand Chapter of the Order of
the Eastern Star along with DeMolay and Rainbow with us in the parade.
Photos from the parade were taken by Jennifer Andrews a petitioner for
Ridgewood Chapter #39. We thank Don and Dan Mueller for again providing
the tractor and flat bed and to Bill Dietsch, Bob Buck, and Harry Kramer
for helping assemble the float.
Worshipful Brothers John and Louis DeSocio carried the lodge banner.
(l-r) RW Ed Archbold, Bro. Frank Williams, WB Fred Van Dyk, Bro. Mike
Ridgewood Chapter's Worthy Patron Phil Brustlin with a novel approach
to carrying the banner!
Ridgewood Chapter members (l-r) Elaine Diamond, Samantha Van Dyk, Maria
Gramuglia, and Worthy Matron Sue Brustlin
L-R, Linda Westerhoff from Ridgewood Chapter, Diane Schmolze Grand Associate
Conductress, Susanne Wells Associate Grand Matron, Betty Ann Carter, Charles
Carter Jr. Worthy Grand Patron, Marvin Wyant and Elizabeth Wyant Worthy
Young men and advisors of De Molay Leaders of NJ from Lincoln Park, Clifton
and Skylands Chapters
Young ladies from Mt. View and Clifton Assemblies of Rainbow for Girls
Most Worshipful Grand Master John S. Ryan and Worshipful Master Fred Van
An overflow crowd from the parade returned to the lodge for our annual
4th of July barbecue.
Thanks to WBs Wayne Woogen, John and Louis DeSocio for cooking to make
the bbq a great success
Illustrious Brother Walter M.D.Kern
Most Worthy Grand Matron Elizabeth Wyant (seated), Most Worthy Grand Patron
Charles Carter Jr. and Ridgewood Chapter Associate Conductress Samantha