WARSAW — Richard Knisely and Kameron Biggs, both of Warsaw Lodge No. 73, were recently honored with awards from the Masonic Lodge.
Knisely, past matron, was presented the 2021 Freemason of the Year. Biggs was named the first 2021 Indiana Masonic Home Foundation Ambassador of the Year in Indiana.
The Feemason of the Year award is presented annually to a Brother Mason who epitomizes the highest standard of leadership, fellowship, service to the craft, and brotherly love. The man receiving this award demonstrates a willingness to serve, not only his individual Lodge, but Masonry in general through his conduct and actions during the preceding year. This man stands out among his peers at almost every level in life, and thus is truly deserving of these accolades which have been chosen to bestow upon him. As a Lodge of Masonry, through this award, Masons honor the recipient as a valued member of the Lodge and as an intricate and integral part of the continued success in the future. It goes without saying that the “Mason of the Year” award is, without a doubt, one of the highest honors any Mason, in any Lodge, can ever receive.
Since 1936, the Indiana Masonic Home Foundation has helped preserve the Indiana Masonic Home at Compass Park in Franklin. The IMHF provides funds for the IMH’s fraternal mission and projects that benefit the entire campus. The IMHF’s work has benefitted the Continuing Care Retirement Community in several ways: operational expenses, brick and mortar projects, and support for those residents who quality for fraternal care. The IMHF is a not-for-profit (501) (c) (3) corporation.