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Shriners' Fall Ceremonial to be Nov. 16-18

By From staff reports
Published in News on November 9, 2012 1:46 PM

Sudan Shriners Potentate Steve Norris has announced that the fraternity's annual Fall Ceremonial will be held in Dunn on Nov. 16- 18

A Shrine Ceremonial is an event where members and their families gather to welcome new members, transact business and celebrate their accomplishments. Sudan Shriners hold their ceremonials in January, May, September, and November of each year.

This year's Fall Ceremonial will kick off on Nov. 16 with the Sudan Shriners hosting a casual evening of fellowship for members at the Dunn Shrine Club. Several Shrine Clubs and units have volunteered to cook and provide food for the event.

Nov. 17 will bring the popular Shriners Parade through the streets in Dunn. Units including the world famous Dunn Clowns, Drum & Bugle Corps, miniature trucks and cars, horses, hillbillies, animated animals and many other entertaining shrine units will entertain.

News media will be attending this year's event on Saturday, Nov. 17 as Sudan Shriners publicize their goals and objectives to the public.

The prerequisite for membership into the Shrine is membership in Freemasonry, perhaps the oldest fraternity known to mankind.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education, Shrine officials said.

The organization has 22 facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico that provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.

To learn more about the care offered at each of the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children facilities, visit www.shrinershospitals forchildren.org.

All care and services are provided regardless of the family's ability to pay. As a nonprofit organization, Shriners Hospitals for Children rely on donations from Shriners, corporations and the general public to carry out the mission and improve the lives of children.

To donate, visit www.donate2shc.org or call 800-241-GIFT (4438).

Since the first Shriners Hospital opened in 1922, the health care system has improved the lives of more than 1 million children. Sudan Shriners currently have 660 patients receiving care. Sudan is one of the largest of the 195 temples in the world with approximately 6,000 members.