1 March Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas - February 2017 March 1, 2017 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Arkansas 0 For the last 20 years, Horseshoe Bend #3431 has given presents to area children through its annual Christmas event. Last year, 51 boys and 46 girls received ages 2-12 received presents. Each child received a gift and an entry into a drawing for one of 20 bicycles. Member Betty Swanson has chaired the event for the last three years and spends her time calling area businesses for donations. This year, $2,800 in gifts were distributed. From the February 2017 People Helping People Newsletter Related Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas - April 2018 Horseshoe Bend Aerie #3431 donated $2,573.50 in support of Baxter Regional Medical Center’s Mobile Mammography Unit (MMU).The MMU serves as an extension of BRMC's Breast Imaging Center. It travels throughout an eight county service area in Arkansas and Missouri to provide state-of-the-art 3D digital mammography technology to outlying rural areas. Sleepy Hollow, New York - February 2017 Members of Sleepy Hollow Eagles #1042 held a pot luck dinner in November to raise money for the chosen organization of the event chairperson. Last year’s chairperson, Rose Kollar, is the co-founder of Support Connection – an area nonprofit started to provide free support services for breast and ovarian cancer patients. The pot luck raised $2,115 for the cause thanks to the large number of raffle tickets purchase by both men and women at the Eagles. Pictured, l to r, Kollar, co-founder Kathy Quinn and Madam President Gail Briggs. Arkansas - January 2017 Arkansas Past State Worthy President Paul Szecsi and Past State Madam President Georgianna McKown presented a total of $52,460.58 to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital – Angel One. The money was raised during the 2015-2016 Eagle year to help fund the helicopter transport project. Pictured are PSWP Paul Szecsi, Arkansas Children’s Hospital Spokesperson Megan Brick, PSMP Georgianna McKown, Kellie Kendrick and Max Riley, Ways and Means Chairmen. Hale, Michigan - February 2017 Hale Eagles #4217’s Ladies’ Auxiliary has donated more than $19,000 to the Convenant Breast Health Center over the past five years to support the CARE Fund, which provides free screening mammography and any necessary follow-up care for uninsured or underinsured individuals. Since 2010, the CARE Fund has provided screenings for more than 450 people. Middletown, New York - February 2017 Middletown recently donated a check for $350 across various funds within the Grand Aerie Charity Foundation. They also held a backpack drive for the local homeless shelter in which 53 backpacks full of necessary school supplies were donated for children in grades K-12. The also held a coat drive, collecting various winter garments and handing them out to individuals in need at the area soup kitchen. Lincoln, Missouri - February 2017 Countryside Eagles #4286 donated a buddy bench for the Cole Camp R-I Elementary playground. The buddy bench is a simple idea to encourage communication and friendship on the playground. Pictured, l to r, Sandy Jones, Phebe Avey, Deanna Harber and Bill Dennis. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.