Valley of Aiken in conjunction with the Aiken York Rite Bodies celebrated their Sixth Annual Unity Dinner and Ladies Night. The gala event was held again this year at Woodside Plantation and Country Club in Aiken. A social hour preceded the evening’s festivities; the attendees dinned of beef tenderloin and salmon with grilled asparagus prepared to perfection. Co Master of Ceremonies for the evening were SK Joel E. Casey, KYCH Eminent Commander Aiken Commandery # 14 KT, and Ill. Gary B. Hinson, 33° Personal Representative Valley of Aiken. Following the fine meal the celebrants enjoyed the wonderful sounds of Trolley Line Brass from USC Aiken. The appropriate introductions and comments of the distinguished guests and poignant remarks by MW Bro. Barry A. Rickman, 33° Grand Master of Masons in South Carolina followed, each Lady and Widow was presented with a small rose bouquet and the evenings festivities concluded with a prayer offered by Ill. & Rt. W. Lee Roy Bruce Sr., 33° KYGCH.
Front Row, MI Comp. O. Walt Sealy, 33° MIGM Grand Council RSM of South Carolina, ME Comp. Charles M. Schofield, 33° MEGHP Grand Royal Arch Chapter of South Carolina, MW Barry A. Rickman, 33° Grand Master of Masons in South Carolina, Sister Kay Bryden Worthy Grand Matron Grand Chapter OES in South Carolina, Ill. Michael D. Smith, 33° SGIG in South Carolina Second Row, Ill. Comp. Stanley D. Stroud Ill. Master Aiken Council # 23 RSM, Rob Lacer, 32° Venerable Master Aiken Lodge of Perfection, SK Joel E. Casey, KYCH, Eminent Commander Aiken Commandery # 14 KT, J. Gordon Cartrette, Deputy Grand Governor York Rite College in South Carolina, Ill. Johnnie T. Morris, 33° Grand Governor York Rite College in South Carolina, Ill. Lloyd F. Christopher, 33° Intendant General Red Cross of Constantine in South Carolina, MW & Ill. G. Kent Elkins, 33° PGM Chief Adept Societas Rosicruciana In Civitatibus Foederatis, Ill. Doug Knauer, 33° RI Grand Captain of the Guard Grand Council RSM in South Carolina, Bob Bean Eminent Prior, Palmetto Priory # 54 KYCH, EC Jon S. Majerus EHP Kadoshlayah Chapter # 41 RAM, Ill. Gary B. Hinson, 33° KYGCH Personal Representative Valley of Aiken, Secretary/Recorder Aiken York Rite Bodies.