(by editorial board, Bluebonnet News, October 4, 2020
Liberty Masonic Lodge N0. 48 presented the Community Builder Award to Cynthia Smith, owner and operator of the Liberty Gazette, on Thursday, Oct. 3.
The award is designed to enable a Masonic Lodge to recognize outstanding non-Masons who have distinguished themselves through their service to the community, to local state, or national government, to their Church or Synagogue, or to humanity. This award is not designed to be given only to the obvious leaders of the community, those in the limelight, although they are certainly considered. Lodges are encouraged to seek out the men and women who, year in and year out, quietly and without fanfare, show their devotion to their community and its people without expectation of awards or honors.
Such a person was nominated and elected to receive the Community Builder Award from Liberty Lodge No. 48 A.F. & A.M.
Cynthia Smith is a lifelong resident of Liberty County. She is…