Masons consolidate to one lodge

Local and visiting Masons and guests give thanks before a dinner celebrating the merger of Imperial Lodge 390 with Brawley Lodge 402. Lodge Master Kelly Ranasinghe is pictured on the far left. The lodge’s oldest member, Thomas Remington, 91, is shown on the far right. PHOTO TOM BODUS

IMPERIAL — Imperial Valley’s roughly 120 active Freemasons now belong to one lodge.

The last two lodges in the Valley — located in Brawley and Imperial — formally merged in a ceremony at the lodge here Tuesday night.

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