College Park Food Truck Social a Smashing Success!

On Tuesday, March 7th, the Orlando Food Trucks came to College Park, FL (a suburb of Orlando) for the first Food Truck Social at the Ormazd Grotto back lot located at 1700 Edgewater Drive next to Dollar Tree and across the street from the U.S. Post Office.  There were eight food trucks present including French Fry Junction, Cousins Maine LobsterTwisted PlatesLees Famous Cheese SteaksKelly’s Homemade Ice CreamGerman GrillTamale Co. and bem bom.

There were an estimated 700 people in attendance and everyone seemed to be having a great evening as the weather was perfect.  The Grotto opened up their building and setup tables and chairs both inside and outside and made their restrooms available to the food truck patrons.  The Grotto provided drinks for the event in lieu of donations towards their official charity, The Grottoes of North America Humanitarian Foundation, which provides free dental care to special needs kids.

The good news is that the College Park Food Truck Social will be a weekly event going forward and will be held every Tuesday from 6 – 9 pm at the Grotto back lot located at 1700 Edgewater Drive.  You can reach out to Orlando Food Trucks or Ormazd Grotto for further information and details.

Here is the Food truck lineup for the remainder of March 

(trucks are subject to change without notice)

March 14th
Barnwood BBQ
Chicken Waffle Grill
Monsta Lobsta
Peru Power
Camel Tow Taco
Cheesecake By Design
French Fry Junction
Kona Dog

March 21st
Up in Smoke
Jamaica Jamaica
French Fry Junction
Munchies Coney Island
Tamale Co.
Naked Cupcake
Peru Power
All Fired Up

March 28th
Ice Cream Social
French Fry Junction
Twisted Plates
Lees Famous
Messy Delight
Uncle Eddies BBQ
Frenchys Crepes

Masonic Youth Night Successful

At a stated meeting of Ormazd Grotto M.O.V.P.E.R. held on Friday, March 3rd, representatives from the DeMolay, Rainbow, and Job’s Daughters visited and made presentations about their organizations.

We had a nice turnout to support the youth and all officers were present. In the spirit of moving these Masonic Youth groups forward, Ormazd Grotto made donations to each group present.  We had kid friendly food and a good time was had by all.

Prophet Blaine Hensley Has Departed on His Final Caravan

Blaine Hensley, 91, passed away peacefully on December 26. Born May 25, 1925 in Bar Creek, Kentucky, in 1962 he moved his family to Orlando where he lived for the remainder of his life. He served as a gunners mate in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946. Blaine served as the Union Representative for Bakery & Confectionery Union and Industry. He was a dedicated life-long member of the Orange County Sportsmen’s Association and served as a member of the board for over 40 years. The clubhouse building was named in his honor. Blaine was an active Mason and Shriner as a member of Bahia Shrine Temple and Ormazd Grotto for 39 years.  Blaine was preceded in death by his first wife, Arena Faye Richardson Hensley, and son Michael Wayne Hensley. He is survived by his wife Irma A. Hensley, his son James “Jimbo”, grandsons Michael (Michelle), David (Inga), great grandchildren, Gavin, Willow, and namesake Blaine and his daughter in-law Sharon. He is also survived by his sister Rosemary (Jack) Davis. A memorial service will be held on July 9, 2017 at the Hensley family cemetery in Red Bird, KY

Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Jan. 8, 2017

Ormazd Welcomes A New Prophet to The Enchanted Realm

At a regular stated meeting of Ormazd Grotto M.O.V.P.E.R. that was rescheduled from Friday, Oct. 7th to Friday, Oct. 14th due to The hurricane curfew, we welcomed our Masonic brother Bart Patria as a Veiled Prophet of The Enchanted Realm. Bart is a Past Master of Winter Garden Lodge No. 165 and currently serves as the Tyler there, he is also an active member of the Orlando York Rite Bodies.  Please join us in congratulating Bart on his newest endeavor!