Sampson Lodge awards D. Roberts

Denny Roberts with friend and mentor Mason Maurice Robbins.

HIGHLANDS – Sampson Masonic Lodge #231 presented their prestigious Community Builders Award for 2013 to Denny Roberts, a well-known, long-time resident of Highlands.

On hand were family, friends from the community and his church, Highlands United Methodist, Masons, and past recipients of the award.

Conducting the ceremony in the lodge hall were Grand Master Jerry Odon, and Past Grand Master Joe Carothers.

Denny Roberts was praised by Carothers and others, for his hard work for others in the community, always busy helping with home repairs, building wheelchair ramps, cooking for Meals on Wheels, feeding vets at the VA Hospital, and distributing toys and gifts to children at Christmas at the Childrens Hospital.

One comment that was voiced by an admirer, “God has put an Angel on Earth.”

Denny was seen as a roll model, a person that encouraged others in Christ.

As his friend and fellow Mason describes Denny:

“Denny Roberts is one of those unsung heroes, as he is a very active member of the Highlands UM Church. Every other Saturday finds him at the Church, preparing food and delivering meals to shut-ins.

Denny works for months to gather toys for children who spend the Christmas holidays in the Shriners’ Childrens Hospital. He passes out toys and food to the families of each child.

Denny also spends hhis Christmas day at the Veterans Center in Houston doing what he can to help.

Building wheelchair ramps and home repairs for those people in need plus many other projects are what he does best.”

Since 2001, the Community Builder’s Award has been presented to the following:

Gilbert Hoffman

Harvey Little

Joe Hausberger

Maurice & Jenny Robbins

Wanda Asbeck

Highlands Volunteer Fire Department

Pilot Club

Raymond Gonzalez

Henderson Cooking Team

Highlands Rotary Club

Betty Brewer

Bobby & Claudia Birdsong