On November 8th, the Ishpeming Lodge hosted Spaghetti dinner for members of the 107th Engineering Battalion of the Michigan Army National Guard who recently returned from a tour of duty in the Middle East. Approximately 230 Guardsmen, their families, friends and supporters attended the event. All who did enjoyed a complimentary spaghetti dinner and beverages.
Pictured are Exalted Ruler, Kathy Stratton (center) along with Lodge Veterans Committee Chairman, Dan Murphy (right) presenting a certificate of appreciation to National Guard Lt. Colonel DeGrote. Note: Dan Murphy is now a retired National Guardsmen himself who served in Iraq as well when the conflict was first inititated.