The corps of Officers of Middleport #363 who recently claimed the traveling gavel of the 18lodges of the 12th Masonic district. Photo courtesy Gary Coleman.

MIDDLEPORT, Ohio – Middleport Lodge 363 will hold their annual inspection this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 at 7 p.m. with a meal at 6 p.m. prepared by Job’s Daughters.

The annual inspection provides a special opportunity for the members of the Middleport Masonic Lodge to renew friendships with Masons from around the area. The Lodge is part of the 12th Masonic District, which includes Meigs, Gallia, Jackson and Lawrence Counties. The Grand Lodge was formed at the Old Statehouse in Chillicothe on January 3, 4, 7 & 8, 1808.

James B. Parsons will inspect the Lodge as the personal representative of Jess N. Raines, who is the Grand Master of over 450 Masonic Lodges in Ohio with a total statewide-membership of over 75,000.  Grand Master Jess N. Raines will also be present the evening of inspection.

The Middleport Lodge #363 has 104 members and is involved in various ways within the community.  All Master Masons in the area are encouraged to attend the inspection, though dinner reservations are appreciated. For more information or to place a reservation, call Guy Bing at (740) 416-0601 or visit www.freemason.com.