1 March Alexandria, Virginia - February 2017 March 1, 2017 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Virginia 0 The Eagles of Alva Aerie #871 were proud to deepen their ties with the community by participating in the 46th Annual Alexandria Scottish Walk Parade on Dec. 3, 2016. The annual tradition benefits the Campagna Center, a local organization which provides educational and social support for all ages. Alva Eagles kicked off its first parade appearance in many years under the leadership of Outreach Committee Chair David Robbins. Dozens of Aerie and Auxiliary members marched alongside their truck, carrying banners, flags and balloons, distributing literature to adults and candy to children. Atop the truck was a giant inflatable eagle. From the February 2017 People Helping People Newsletter Related Sutherlin, Virginia - February 2017 Piedmont Eagles #4420 delivered several bags of Christmas goods to the Pittsylvania School Board. Eagles members go out and shop for the kids each year, then bag up the gifts to be presented to area children in need. Pictured, l to r, are members Kathy Moorefield Dodson, Tyler Pass, Kay Duncan, Ann Farmer, Jerry Shelton and Pittsylvania School Board rep Tonda Finney. 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. Sutherlin, Virginia - January 2017 Piedmont Eagles #4420 made their annual visit to Pittsylvania County School Board Office on Monday, Nov. 21, to deliver 26 dinners for distribution to families for Thanksgiving. Members of the Eagles shopped for, packed the dinners in boxes, then loaded them into the group’s trailer for the ride to Chatham. Pictured, l to r, are Pittsylvania School Superintendent Mark Jones, Eagles member Kathy Moorefield Dodson, Past President Tony Pass, Vice President Bobby Walker, Secretary Ann Farmer and Trustees Kay Duncan and Jerry Shelton. Not pictured was committee chairperson Lori Nuhfer. Colonial Beach, Virginia - April 2017 Colonial Beach Eagles #4315 made a generous donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital last month. As a result of months of planning by benefit committee chairman, Bill Hall, co-chair Rebecca Kinson, and committee members Debbie Bennett, Donna Barnette, Patricia Cochran, Debra Garcia, Carrie Keister, Ginger Roth, Sharon Schellin, and Linda Watts, the F.O.E. was able to donate $12,232 to this worthy cause. Committee members ran several events to raise funds, including a brown bag auction, buffets during football games, and a prime rib dinner. This is an annual fundraising effort for the Colonial Beach Eagles. Richmond, Virginia - May 2017 Lakeside Eagles #4211 recently held a pair of fundraisers to benefit area causes. On April 8, they held a public cookout, corn hole tournament and karaoke party raising $532 for the Lakeside Volunteer Rescue Squad. On April 29, they held a member bingo event, raising $140 for the Lakeside Youth Baseball organization. Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas - February 2017 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. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.