Masons award Granzin top honor

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  1. Blake Bowden

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    Each year, the New Braunfels Masonic Lodge No. 1109 honors an outstanding citizen for their service and dedication to the community.

    This year’s recipient of the Masons’ Community Builder Award, Miles Granzin, earned his recognition in part by using his culinary talents to help aid multiple charitable causes.

    Granzin is the owner of Granzin’s Bar-B-Q, and he was honored Tuesday for providing not only food, but also hours of volunteer work to numerous fundraisers and charitable events in New Braunfels.

    “His contributions and efforts to the people of New Braunfels have been truly outstanding,†said Community Builder Chairman Ron Zipp.

    The Community Builder Award is the highest honor the group bestows upon non-Masons. It is given annually to someone for their “service to humanity,†whether it’s through politics, religious service or in some other capacity.

    Before handing him the honor, Zipp cited Granzin’s work to aid youth athletics, religious organizations and numerous charitable causes like Cops for Kids and Crimestoppers.

    “He and his family are a really a great asset to the community,†said Comal County Sheriff Bob Holder, who also is a member of the Masons.

    Past winners of the award include State Representative Edmund Kuempel, former State Representative Carter Casteel and Pastor Ray Still. Last year’s winner was David Ferguson of KGNB Radio.

    “To be among all the people that have meant so much to this community and that I’ve looked up to for a long time, it really means a lot,†Granzin said.


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