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Tucson East, AZ, Lodge held its annual Children’s Shopping Spree, during which lodge members accompa- nied more than 70 needy children as they each shopped for $100 worth of clothes. Lodge members also treated the children to lunch and arcade games following the shopping trip. In other news, lodge members delivered Christmas food boxes, each of which contained a full Christmas dinner and food for several more meals, to 160 needy families.


Catalina Mountain, AZ, Lodge members took each of 34 needy children on a shopping spree for $140 worth of clothing and shoes and treated them to a Christmas party and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, who gave each child a toy. Pictured with Santa and Mrs. Claus (lodge members Thomas Teal and Gail Markwell) is Roadrunner Elementary School student Alice Denton.


needy families. The baskets were funded, in part, by the proceeds of a Charity Ball Dinner-Dance, which 70 people attended and which raised more than $3,000 for the Christmas Basket Program.


In other news, the lodge hosted a Visit with Santa Claus and treated 100 children, including the children and grandchildren of lodge members as well as children from the commu- nity, to a visit with Santa, who gave each child a toy.


Show Low, AZ, Lodge held its annual Law and Order Appreciation Dinner, which more than 60 people attended, and honored Pinetop-Lakeside Police Sgt. Thomas Adduci, Navajo County Sheriff’s Deputy Garret Williams, Show Low Police Officer Steve Williams, and Firefighters Jeff Farkas of the Show Low Fire Department, Chad Ashcraft of the Pinetop Fire Department, and William Rova of the Lakeside Fire Department. During the event, lodge members gave each of the honorees a plaque in recognition of his service to the community. In other news, the lodge held its annual Clothe-A-Child Program. Lodge members accompanied 140 needy children as they each shopped for $100 worth of clothing. In more news, lodge members delivered Thanksgiving food baskets, each of which contained food for a full Thanksgiving dinner, to 105 families.


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Winslow, AZ, Lodge members deliv- ered Christmas food baskets, each of which contained meat, fresh produce, nonperishable goods, and candy, to nearly 300 needy families. The baskets also contained a toy for each


Lake Havasu City, AZ, Lodge, along with local VFW and American Legion posts and local Moose and Eagle lodges, held a Pearl Harbor Golf Tournament fund-raiser. The lodge donated the nearly $2,800 that constituted its share of the proceeds to four organizations, including the HAVEN Family Resource Center, which serves victims of domestic violence and other crimes ($750); the St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank ($675); the Hospice of Havasu ($675); and the Havasu Community Health Foundation (HCHF), which supports research into cures and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia ($675). Pictured with HCHF Executive Director Jeanie Morgan are lodge members Richard Sullivan (left) and Raymond Lemieux. In other news, lodge members accompanied 55 needy children on a shopping spree and helped each of them purchase $100 worth of clothes. Lodge members also treated the children to breakfast and gave each of them a gift. The lodge also held a Kids Turn to Shop event and treated more than 250 children to the opportunity to purchase gifts for their families for prices ranging from 5 to 25 cents an item. Lodge members also delivered Christmas baskets, each of which contained enough food for a turkey dinner and several more meals, as well as a toy for each child in the family, to 35 needy families.


In more news, the lodge donated $900 to the Lake Havasu City Parks and Recreation


Department. Of these funds, $550 was earmarked for the department’s annual Fun Fair, $150 was donated to help support the department’s Youth Basketball Program, $100 was intended to help support a Children’s Christmas Party, and $100 was earmarked to help support the department’s Spring Frenzy youth event. The lodge also donated $500 to a local bowling alley to support its Junior Bowlers Program and $275 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lake Havasu.


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