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blankets to 37 residents of the center. In other news, the lodge held its annual Seniors Christmas Party and treated nearly 120 senior citizens to dinner at the lodge, followed by a visit with Santa.


Chelmsford, MA, Lodge members delivered food baskets, each of which contained food and several gifts, to seven needy families. The lodge also donated several baskets full of food to a local food pantry.


Lowell, MA, Lodge members distributed dictionaries to more than 2,000 third-grade students in Lowell, Dracut, and Tynsboro Public Schools. Pictured with lodge member Roger Roy at the J. G. Pyne Arts Magnet School is third grader Kayla Amaro. In other news, lodge members delivered a total of 80 food baskets to needy families over Thanksgiving and Christmas. Lodge members also gave about $3,000 worth of toys to the children of 45 needy families.


personnel at Fort Drum and treated attendees to potato chips, cookies, and 240 hot dogs.


Port Jefferson, NY, Lodge donated $5,500 that was raised at the lodge’s annual Stickball Tournament fund- raiser, which 170 people attended, to a charity that sends care packages to US troops serving overseas.


Port Jervis, NY, Lodge members accompanied 200 needy children as they each shopped for $50 worth of clothing at a retail store. After the shopping trip, lodge members treated the children and their siblings to dessert at the lodge followed by a visit with Santa, who gave each child a gift.


Midland, MI, Lodge held a Toys for Tots Party, which several hundred people attended, and gathered several large boxes of donated toys, which were donated to the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Pictured with US Marine Corps Cpl Matthew Elston is ER John Cole.


Saratoga-Wilton, NY, Lodge members attended a Court of Honor Ceremony for new Eagle Scout Matthew Battle, of Boy Scout Troop No. 11, and gave him a certificate and a US flag. For his Eagle Scout Project, Battle organized a team that removed more than 2,500 pounds of debris and trash from a section of the Kayaderosseras Creek.


Staten Island, NY, Lodge members visited the local United Cerebral Palsy


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Greenfield, MA, Lodge members delivered food baskets, each of which contained a full Christmas dinner, to 50 needy families.


Goodland, KS, Lodge held a Blue Star Banner Program during which lodge members honored the families of 12 active-duty US troops and treated them to live patriotic musical entertainment. Additionally, lodge members gave each family a Blue Star Banner. Pictured are the Zelfer family: (from left) Sam, Kate, and Diane. Sam and Diane’s son, Brandon, who is in the US Air Force, is an Airman First Class at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX.


Montague, MA, Lodge members donated 60 food baskets, each of which contained a turkey and more than 30 pounds of produce and packaged food, to the Franklin Area Survival Center to be distributed to needy families.


Northampton, MA, Lodge members delivered food baskets, each of which


contained enough food for a full dinner, to 17 needy families.


Randolph, MA, Lodge held its annual Christmas Party for 200 senior citizens, gave each partygoer a present, and treated them to dinner, musical entertainment, and a visit with Santa.


Weymouth, MA, Lodge members distributed food baskets containing a turkey and enough food for a holiday meal to nearly 100 needy families at Thanksgiving and to 100 needy families at Christmastime.


Webster-Fairport, NY, Lodge mem- bers attended a Christmas Party for Special-Needs Children held by the Town of Webster School Transporta- tion Department and gave a pack of crayons and a Christmas-themed coloring book to each of 120 children with special needs.


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Detroit, MI, Lodge held a Christmas Party for 60 children with special needs, including the members of Boy Scout Troop No. 330, a scout troop for children with special needs, and children who attend classes held by St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Party- goers were treated to lunch, games, live musical entertainment, dancing, and a visit with Santa, who gave each child a gift.


In other news, lodge members delivered Christmas food baskets, each of which contained a full Christ- mas dinner and food for several more meals, to seven needy families. Lodge members also gave a hat, a pair of gloves, and other gifts to each of the 15 children of the families.


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headquarters and gave at least one gift each, based on the recipient’s letter to Santa, to 60 three- and four- year-old children with special needs. In other news, lodge members delivered 25 holiday food baskets to needy families before both Thanksgiv- ing and Christmas.


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