51st Annual Cave Degree 2022 Itinerary

Where:Union Lodge #38,  F&AM, 550 W. Spring St.   Kingston, Tennessee & EBLEN’S CAVE

When: August 19th & 20th 2022


9:00 AM continuing through the day
Registration will begin in the dining area of the Lodge and continue Saturday morning until 12:00 noon. When you register, you will be issued a “King Solomon’s Passport” which will allow you access to the Fellow Craft Degree starting at 7:00 P.M. Friday night in the Lodge, and to the Masters Degree in the cave on Saturday starting at 1:00 P.M. To avoid delays at degree time, the Passport is recommended. Please have a current dues card or someone who can vouch for you.

4:30 PM – 7:00
Dinner served in Lodge Dining Room

A New Jersey Fellow Craft degree will be conferred by a team from the 14th New Jersey Masonic District in the upstairs Lodge Room


8:00 – 11:00 AM
Breakfast will be served in Lodge Dining Room. Registration continues 8:00 – 12:00 PM in the dining area.

9:00 AM
Tall Cedars – Burlington Forest No. 207 will hold a meeting and doing an installation if there are any petitions.

Yellow Dog Degrees will be conferred during the morning during breaks. Details TBD.

1:00 PM
A Delaware Master Mason’s degree will be conferred in Eblens Cave. (maps available)

5:00 PM
Farewell Dinner at Lodge Dining Room:::SAFE TRAVELS

Other Pertinent Information:

Attire – The dress for all events is casual. Also please bring your apron. Jackets, folding chairs, cap, & good walking shoes are recommended for the cave, (natural cave, 55 degrees and damp.) In the cave Caps/Hats are permitted for everyone – not just the WM.

Lodging – We have contacted the Holiday Inn Express in Harriman (10 minutes, 6.7 miles from Lodge). They are giving us a rate of $90 per night IF booked before August 1. Mention Rate Code MML when booking. Phone 865- 295-0001 and mention the Cave Degree discount. There are other hotels and campgrounds in the vicinity but several of our visitors have endorsed the Holiday Inn Express. If you plan on an RV campground, you would be be wise to contact them early as they are generally full during the season.

Menu’s are as below: (subject to change).

Friday Dinner – BBQ Feast

  • Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork w/buns
  • Coleslaw, Baked Beans, Mac & Cheese
  • Banana Pudding, Apple Cobbler, Beverages
  • Saturday – Southern Breakfast
  • Eggs, Sausage, Biscuits, Gravy, Grits, Beverages

Saturday Dinner (following cave degree)

  • Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Brown Gravy, Yeast Rolls, Peach & Cherry Cobbler, Beverages

Apparel Sales:   Cave Degree T-shirts, caps, and travel mugs will be available for purchase. 51st Annual Cave Degree Pins will be on sale also.

Please note: No other vending is permitted so please do not bring other items for sale into yje lodge building.

As always, there is no charge for this weekend, however donations are accepted to offset the cost of the food if you wish to help.

865-603-1015 or (monitored by the Lodge Secretary, Charley)

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