The Safford Odd Fellow Lodge gave our Grand Noble
Jim Elwood a coming home party May 19, 2007. There were forty
people including dignitaries from Tucson and Globe. The Rebekah
president Iva Peebles was unable to attend because of her health.
She was represented by Bessie from Tucson. This was a sit down
dinner prepared by the Rebekahs. Jim was given a present of
cash from the Odd Fellows followed by a couple of joke gifts
from Frank and Marvin. There was Ham and Meatloaf with all
the trimmings and a large welcome home decorated cake for dessert.
(by Carol Peeler)
de Mayo Parade
May 5th is Cinco de Mayo. What better way to
celebrate than a parade and festival. The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs
built a float for the parade. It was pulled by Herman Holdgrafer
with a lot of Odd Fellows, Rebekahs and Red Hat Ladies from
the Southern Belle chapter. Thanks to all that helped build,
decorate and ride. It helped to make this a success.
Scholarships were given out to students from Safford, Thatcher
Pima and Fort Thomas.
On Thursday May 10 the TV 3 news show was broadcast
from downtown Safford. Along with a lot of still photo’s
the group of odd fellows that were there; all wearing their
red jackets were interviewed live on the air. We were asked
what are the Odd Fellows, what do we do and how and where did
it all start. I was very surprised by the number of local people
that asked us who we were. Do we need to be more visible
in town? It was a four hour show. I think it was good for Safford
to be seen that way and I am pleased with our being involved. (by
Remember the commodities on the first and third Wednesday
of each month. A thanks goes out to all of you that help.