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Masons Lodge auction ends more than 100 years of tradition in Vale

The Masonic Lodge in Vale will go up for auction Wednesday, Sept. 29. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

VALE – Gary Dentinger stood in the middle of the empty meeting room at the Vale Masonic Lodge and choked up.

He shook his head, and took a few steps and looked away.

For a long moment, he could not speak. Then he turned his head and shrugged.

“I am going to miss it. It’s history and it’s going away. There are a lot of memories here . . .