On Saturday, September 22, Waltham celebrated its 135 anniversary as a city, bringing back the Waltham Day Parade after a 29-year hiatus, and heading that parade were recognizable Alpha Lodge members.
Worshipful Craig Rothman was seen carrying the Aleppo Shriners' banner as part of the , seen on the right just in front of the Arab Patrol, the oldest marching unit, which was instituted in 1885, a mere 9 years after Alpha Lodge was chartered.
We also saw the Potentate himself, Right Worshipful Rob Havener, Past Master of Alpha Lodge, Past DDGM for the 15N Masonic District, and sitting Treasurer for Alpha Lodge. Worshipful Adam Marks was in attendance as a Waltham resident (and Shriner), and his wife and daughter marched with the Center for Creative Movement.
Whether you are a Shriner or not, the Potentate has declared that any Mason may attend and march in or ride in the parade with the Shriners, and we encourage members of Alpha to join in the fun. You can visit the Aleppo Shrine's website for more information or read more to see remaining parade dates in October.
Roslindale Parade. Sunday Oct. 6th. Busses Load 10:15 & depart 10:30
North End Sunday Oct. 13th Busses Load 10:30 & depart 10:45
Revere Parade. Monday Oct. 14th. Busses Load 11:00 & depart 11:15
For Details and required reservations contact Maribel
978-657-4202 ex 216
With permission of the Potentate, any Mason can attend a parade with Aleppo. They must either ride in regular four wheel vehicles or walk.
So invite your Brothers, dress is dark slacks, dark comfortable shoes and light colored shirt.
Appendant Bodies and Lodges, with the permission of the Potentate and parade officials, can march just ahead of Aleppo's Banner.
So those of you in other Bodies, Grotto, Commandery, etc., feel free to invite them.
If Aleppo is marching in or near the town/city of your Lodge, bring it up with your Brothers of this open invitation.