The hard work and dedication of officers and firemen are rarely observed.
But the members of the Campbell County Masonic Lodge are changing that with a recent appreciation day held at Campbell County High School on Saturday.
Those recognized during the event were Caryville, LaFollette, Jacksboro and Jellico police and firemen. In addition to the local municipal protection services, the Campbell County Rural Fire Service, Campbell County Sheriff’s Department, Tennessee Highway patrol, Campbell County Ambulance Service and Vital Care Service were given credit for their continued service.
Campbell County Masonic Lodge member Kenneth Wilson expressed his gratitude of the many people in attendance. He allowed each serviceman and woman to stand and be recognized for his or her occupation.
“The main reason we are here today is to say thank you for what you do everyday,” said Wilson.
Freemasonry, considered one of the oldest and largest worldwide fraternities, has been in Campbell County for many years.
Though Masons cannot ask others to join the group, Wilson encouraged those in attendance to view the literature associated with masons.
Representatives from THP, Jellico and Caryville were not in attendance during the presentation ceremony.