The annual Installation of Officers for Thebes Temple No. 87 was held March 15, 2017, at 7:00 pm, at Luther B. Turner Masonic Lodge in Columbus, Ohio.
Mistress of Ceremonies was Katharine Brewer, PQ. Installing Officer was Sally Fields, PQ. Other Installing Officers were Installing Marshal Mary Jo Daugherty, PQ; Installing Chaplain Jane Adkins, PQ; Installing Bible Bearer, Princess Courtney Kutschbach; Installing Crown Bearer Terry Smith, PQ; Installing Recorder Barbara Craven, PQ; Installing Attendants Pat Whittington, PQ, and Princess Boni Shane; and Installing Musician Anna Louise Beaver, PQ.
Queen – Vicky Kutschbach
Princess Royal – Kathy Amspaugh
Princess Tirzah – Geraldine Slane
Princess Badoura – Stephanie Ott
Princess Recorder – Terry Smith, PQ
Princess Banker – Sarah Platt, PQ
Princess Marshal – Julie Tucker
Princess Chaplain – Carolyn Dickson
Lady of the Keys – Nancy Webster
Lady of the Gates – Donna Kopp
Princess Zulieka – Meredith Brewer
Princess Zenobia – Marilyn Rowley
Princess Zora – Marcia Schreiber
Princess Zuliema – Carol Bell
Princess Musician – Barbara Brooks, PQ
Attendant – Brenda Layman
The ceremony began with a musical prelude of organ favorites of the Queen, performed by Anna Louise Beaver, PQ. Betsy Tullis sang a soprano solo selection during the ceremony. Queen Vicky was regally attired in a silver and gray gown set off by her shimmering crown.
Princess Royal, Kathy Amspaugh, looked royal indeed in an elegant purple gown with glittering trim. The other ladies were arrayed in beautiful dresses that matched the splendor of the evening.
Illustrious Sir Jon Kinney, Potentate of Aladdin Shrine, gave his remarks and congratulations. Members of the Aladdin Shrine Divan attended, dressed in formal attire and fez. Several other gentlemen, Masons, and Nobles were also present.
A reception followed the ceremony.