On Aug. 15, members of the Rocky Mount Shrine Club celebrated the 40th year of their club on Airport Road by burying a time capsule to be opened on the 80th anniversary of the club.
“We collected all of our newsletters and programs from award ceremonies and everything from 2012 to put in the capsule,” said club spokesman Barry Mitchell. “While we were doing some remodeling and repairs, we found pictures and notes written inside the walls, so we thought it would be neat to leave something for the next generation, too.”
Originally it was set to be buried during the July 3 Celebration, but rain postponed the fireworks so club members decided to coincide burying the capsule with the rescheduling of the fireworks Aug. 15.
The capsule, container and marker were donated by Metal Craft Inc. and Ward & Ward Cemetery Relocation Services.
“We want people to remember their roots and give future members something to look forward to,” Mitchell said. “Hopefully all of the kids and grandkids will be the ones opening it and passing on the tradition.”