Quarry Attendees

A Royal Arch Day to Remember
April 19, 2014

The Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Illinois held our first Chapter Day in a rock quarry  in Danville, IL.  The weather was picture perfect: warm and sunny with a continuous breeze. In addition to fireworks incorporated into the 6th and 7th degrees, a special treat was afforded us by the Widows Sons who rode into the area in formation and performed flawlessly the 5th degree.

Throughout the day, we enjoyed the fellowship of at least 100 Royal Arch Masons including 29 candidates.  And let’s not forget a sumptuous lunch of brisket and pulled pork thanks to UD’s Grill, owner Doug Behrens, PHP Champaign Chapter No. 50.

This was yet another testimonial of the teamwork across the entire State of Illinois, and the close-knit camaraderie that has become hallmark of the Royal Arch Chapters in the State of Illinois.

“Atta boy’s” to Sean McBride, REGK, the “father” of this day, Jerry Starks EGPS, a ritualist who brings depth to our work, the Valley of Danville for loaning us costumes and props, candidate Todd Long from Bloomington who loaned us the large tent for the 7th degree, Bloomington & Pekin Chapters who together performed the 4th degree, Mel Price who is a Freemason and owns the quarry, Catlin Lodge No. 285 for loaning the table and chairs, and all the companions who were cast members as well as those who helped with whatever was needed throughout the day.

You can view all of the pictures in our photo gallery here.

Quarry CandidatesStrangers among the workmen, aka the Stars of the day, our Candidates.

Alan M. Hubble
M.E. Grand High Priest