Delaware, July 26--The reception to the delegates at 8 o' clock at the city opera house was an interesting event of the day's activities in carrying out Tuesday's program for the joint annual session of the Grand Lodge of Ohio, the Grand Court of Calanthe, and the Uniform Encampment of Colored K. of P.'s of Ohio which opened here Monday, continuing until Thursday evening. Mayor A. J. White gave the address of welcome Monday evening, stating in his remarks that the city was open to the body, and that a hearty co-operation existed in Delaware. The welcome address for the lodge was given by Mr. T. M. Viney. Musical selections and numerous speeches by the delegates and grand lodge officers were served as a climaxing feature of the evening's reception.
The Democratic Banner
"Colored--Knights of Pythias Holding State Meeting in Delaware -- Mayor Welcome Delegates" (1916). Newspaper Articles. Paper 112.