Dudley Wilson, Jim Wilson & Harold Downard
April 20, 1985
For the first time in the history of High Knob Lodge #697 the lodge hosted a District Meeting. This meeting was held at Burning Springs Elementary School and was under the direction of District Deputy Grand Master, Dudley Wilson. At this time a "traveling gavel" was instituted. High Knob was the first recipient of the gavel. This gavel would go to the lodge having the most visitors present and would be presented again at the next meeting of the lodge receiving the gavel.
Jim Wilson, Junior Past Master, was chosen as the District thirty-five "Mason of the Year".