By Maj. Jerry Bell, First Responder
At 11 a.m. on Friday, Apr. 1, the DeQuincy Masonic Lodge 279 held its annual fish fry for all 1st Responders at the Railroad Museum grounds. There were over 150 people in attendance and it was by far the largest 1st Responder fish fry thus far.
Attending were nurses, city, and Ward six firemen, police, and deputy sheriffs. Several high-ranking Sheriff’s personnel attended.
Master of Lodge 279, Joey Gilland, commented that he was well pleased with the turnout and that our 1st Responders deserved recognition and a great meal. Fresh fish, fries, and hush puppies were served.
The chief cooks were officers of Lodge 279, to include Joey Gilland, Scott Wylie, Tom Threet, James Nash, and Donald Walker. DeQuincy Masonic Lodge 279 recognizing the importance of having great 1st responders and was proud to sponsor this and future events for our 1st Responders.
Chief Casey Whitehead thanked all the masons for sponsoring this event. Everyone that attended received a great meal.