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NEW BERN — Noble Christopher C. Boykin from the Wilson County Shrine Club was appointed as the Sudan Shriners’ marshal. Newly elected Sudan Potentate Illustrious Sir Allen R. “Buddy” Brown made the appointment on Jan. 25.
Marshal is a ceremonial designation given to one of the six appointed members of the Board of Directors.
Boykin is a retired sheriff’s deputy, having served in law enforcement for more than 25 years at the Wilson County and Johnston County sheriffs’ offices. He is now employed with Parker’s Barbecue in Wilson. He and his wife, Lou Ann, reside in Sims.
There are 199 Shrine Centers located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Germany, the Philippines and Brazil. The Joint Board of Directors at Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children are in the process of initiating significant changes to make the Shriners Hospitals for Children more efficient in management and ensuring the long-term survivability for the hospitals that treat children with special medical care and needs.
There are Shriners Hospitals for Children located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Over the years, these hospitals have treated and cared for more than a million patients. The Sudan Shrine now has more than 450 patients receiving treatment at Shriners Hospitals for Children for pediatric care, burn injuries, lip and cleft palate and treatment for spinal injuries.
This medical care is provided regardless of parents’ ability to pay. For patient referrals, call 800-237-5005 or 864-271-3444.