Berryville Odd Fellows initiate Gary Ivie

Monday, May 20, 2013
Members of the Berryville IOOF Lodge 82 welcome their newest member, Gary Ivie.

The Berryville Lodge No. 82 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows made Gary Ivie a part of their membership last week at their regular Monday evening meeting. "Gary has lived at Autumn Hills Nursing Home for the last eight years," said IOOF secretary George Phillips. "Our old building on the Berryville Square has steep outside stairs to our second-story meeting room and Gary was not able to get up the stairs in his motorized wheel chair for initiation." So the Odd Fellows took their meeting to Gary and performed the initiation ceremony at Autumn Hills. "We will hold occasional meetings at Autumn Hills so Gary can attend a meeting from time to time," Phillips said. "We initiated him as a life-member of the Berryville IOOF." Ivie is a live-long Berryville resident and is a '60s graduate of Berryville High School.

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