The members of Outhouse # 2 in conjunction with Clan 58 will be conducting two Hillbilly Degrees on Saturday, July 26th. The initial Hillbilly Degree will be conducted at 11:00 AM. The Master Hillbilly Degree will be conducted at 2:00 PM. Both Degrees will be conducted at Lake Waccamaw, N.C. Lunch will be available around noon. Both of these Degrees are open to any Shrine Member in good standing. By combining both degrees on the same day, a Shriner may become a Hillbilly and a Master Hillbilly on the same day.
What I have called the Initial Hillbilly Degree is the initiation of a non-Hillbilly into the Grand and Glorious Order of the Hillbilly Degree. At the completion of this Degree a Shriner will be given a Hillbilly ID Card, identifying him as a “real” Hillbilly for life. The new Hillbilly will also be given the distinctive head gear of a “real” Hillbilly. The Hillbilly will then have the opportunity to join a Marching Unit. The cost of the initial Hillbilly Degree is a onetime charge of $35.00. The cost of joining a Marching Unit is $10.00 per year.
The Master Hillbilly Degree is an Honorary Degree. This Degree is not conducted very often and recognizes those Hillbillies who wish to further their education and status in the Grand and Glorious Order of Hillbillies. The cost of the Master Degree is $50.00. That cost covers the logistics of conducting the Degree with all profits going to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Both of these Degrees are closed and as such they are not open to spectators. If you have any questions or you wish to sign up for either of the Degrees, please contact Bob Gunter on 910-754-7388 or firstname.lastname@example.org.