Lifetime Alaskan and longtime Juneau resident David DeLong received the distinguished designation Alaska Mason of the Year from the , Masonic Grand Lodge of , which met for its yearly session in Fairbanks, Feb. 5-7.
A three- page citation listed his contributions and was accompanied by a medal. Also honored was Dan McCrummen, master of Mount Juneau-Gastineau Lodge No. 21 F&AM, for excellence in 2002.
The following five Juneau men were appointed as Grand Lodge officers or Grand Lodge committee members: David Koko, deputy of the grand master, Southeast Alaska; Claude Roberts, grand sword bearer, grand photographer and Masonic Code Review Committee; Edward Nygard, grand junior steward; John Sandor, Credentials Committee; Dan McCrummen, Jurisprudence Committee and Masonic Youth Committee.
For information on the fraternity, the local lodge and its philanthropies, call Russ Shivers, this year's master, at 789-5884, or the lodge office at 586-1185.