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Tacoma, WA, Lodge hosted a Stocking Filler Program and treated 400 needy children and adults to live musical entertainment and entertainment by clowns and magicians at the lodge. Adults in attendance received gift cards for a local grocery store chain, while children received toys and bags of nuts and candy. Additionally, nearly 200 of the children each received a new or lightly used bicycle and a bicycle helmet. Pictured with ER Thomas Molzan (left) and Stocking Filler Program Committee Chairman Russ Harr are bike winners (from left) Anthony Myers, Amyah and Shameke Smith, and Acenet Aguilar.

In other news, lodge members visited the YMCA Women’s Shelter and treated 25 women and 35 children to dinner, gifts, snacks, and live musical entertainment. The lodge also donated about 40 bags of candy and nuts to the Rescue Mission shelter for homeless families.

In more news, lodge members attended Boy Scout Troop No. 224’s Christmas and Awards Supper and presented certificates of appreciation to 14 scouts in thanks for their assistance with the lodge’s Veterans Day activities. The lodge also donated $400 to Troop No. 224.

than 100 needy children. Lodge members treated the children and their family members to snacks and treated each child to a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, who gave each child some clothing and a toy.

Denison, TX, Lodge members deliv- ered Christmas food baskets to 55 needy families.

In other news, the lodge held a Christmas Ascending Angels fund- raiser and sold 44 angels, each of which was hung in a public place, to raise funds for the state major project, the Texas Elks Children’s Services.

Denton, TX, Lodge members delivered food baskets, each of which contained more than 40 pounds of food, to 125 needy families. Lodge members also treated the 40 volunteers who helped with the program to breakfast at the lodge before the deliveries were made. In other news, lodge members


treated 35 people attending a meeting of Ann Haven’s Hospice to lunch.

Harrisonburg, VA, Lodge members delivered Christmas food baskets, each of which contained food for a full Christmas dinner, to 360 needy families in the area.

Woodbridge, VA, Lodge held its annual Margaret Colley Christmas Party for nearly 70 residents of seven group homes supported by the ARC of Greater Prince William, which works to provide opportunities to people with developmental disabilities. Partygoers were treated to dinner, musical entertainment, and a visit with Santa, who gave each partygoer a gift. Gifts included toys, music CDs, and clothes.

Lake Sammamish, WA, Lodge, with the help of students from Hazen High School, held its annual Senior Dinner

and treated 84 senior citizens to a meal and prizes.

In other news, the lodge Poker League donated more than $2,100 to Compassion House, a transitional housing facility for needy families.

Two Rivers, WI, Lodge members, together with an American Legion post, presented a Blue Star Banner to each of 22 crew members at Coast Guard Station Two Rivers to send to their families.

In other news, the lodge held a Christmas Party for 20 children enrolled in the local Head Start Program and treated them to lunch, singing, games, and a visit with Santa Claus, who gave each child a gift. In more news, the lodge donated

nearly $720 to the Two Rivers Police Department to support its Shop with a Cop Program, which allows police officers to take needy children shop- ping for Christmas gifts. ■


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