The Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation’s 64th Grand Annual Banquet was held on Saturday, June 9th at the Fort Worth Masonic Temple. The evening’s festivities began with a reception in the Commandery Asylum to honor the Foundation’s fifty-two scholarship recipients and the Anson Jones Award recipient.
Thirty area high school seniors were on hand to receive the $1,500 scholarship awarded by the Foundation to each winner. A charitable donation was made to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in the amount of $15,000, and another $10,000 gift made earlier this year to TCU’s summer camp for children with speaking and hearing disabilities was also announced.
Our special guest for the evening was NBC 5’s Senior Meteorologist, David Finfrock, who was the recipient of the Anson Jones Award. Mr. Finfrock, a long time meteorologist and television personality in the Dallas / Fort Worth area, gave a short acceptance speech, then proceeded to entertain the audience with stories from his long, illustrious career, and closed with words of encouragement for the students. It was an enjoyable evening for all in attendance.