Melvin "Skip" James was recognized at Krum Masonic Lodge No. 1453 during a ceremony July 20 for his 50 years of service to the Masonic fraternity.
James was raised as a Master Mason on Feb. 11, 1967, at Stanfield Lodge No. 217 in Denton. He subsequently transferred his membership to Decatur Lodge No. 447, and finally, to Krum Lodge No. 1453.
Ralph Choate of the Grand Lodge of Texas was in attendance to make the award presentation. Numerous family and friends were present in recognition of this milestone.