Tiffany Swingle was smiling on April 27 when Chad Wilmont, W.M. (left in the picture), of Salem Lodge No. 330, Hamlin, presented her with a check for $1,300. Tiffany is a high school student who was afflicted last August with meningococcemia, a bacterial disease that affected all of her body organs. Her life was in severe danger many times during her 59-day stay in Geisinger Medical Center.
Tiffany has completed her school requirements at home and was with her class at Western Wayne High School for graduation on June 11. Her smile, positive attitude, strong religious beliefs, and the support of her family and the community have been an inspiration throughout the area. Representatives of Salem Lodge were invited to share in a "celebration of life and graduation" scheduled for July 17.
Pictured with Bro. Wilmont and Tiffany for the presentation are (l-r): George and Jeanette Swingle, Tiffany's father and mother; C. Carl Peet; D.D.G.M., 14th Masonic District; and David Toy, S.W.