4 September Helena, Montana - May 2019 September 4, 2019 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Montana 0 Helena Eagles #16 held their annual Easter egg hunt on the Montana State Capitol lawn. A few days before, volunteers spent the day at the club coloring more than 14,000 eggs. It took several hours Sunday morning to get them all into place. Altogether, Jim Horne, president of the Aerie said it takes about 30 to 40 volunteers to put the event on each year. Helena Eagles have been organizing the hunt for 90 years. The event was originally held at the Helena Civic Center, but it moved to the Capitol decades ago as it grew in popularity. First Security Bank matched their prize money for the event. Several hundred “prize” eggs were marked with a stamp, meaning the kids who found them would receive $1. Two gold eggs were worth even more. Hundreds of children attended the event, and after a few frantic minutes, the hunt was over. “They get through it pretty quick,” said Horne. “There’s been years where there’s been so many kids, the egg hunt hasn’t lasted a full 45 seconds.” From the May 2019 edition of People Helping People. Related Articles Helena, Montana - April 2018 More than 20 Helena Aerie #16 members volunteered their time to dye over 15 thousand eggs for the Capitol Easter egg hunt. Eagles Lodge #16 President Jim Horne said it's worth the time and effort. Anchorage, Alaska - May 2019 • #4207 gave a check for $2,271 and a box of winter clothing to the Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission. The AGRM’s motto is “A meal, a bed, a soul well fed,” and they plan on using the money for helping those in need. • Marsha Lawton, Auxiliary Treasurer for Aerie #4207, presented a $1,000 check to the Anchorage Police and Fire Chaplains group. • Anchorage Aerie and Auxiliary #4207 donated $2,000 to Pamela Meadors, Executive Director of Alaska SPCA, and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Okahumpka, Florida - September 2019 During the year of 2019, Lake County Aerie and Auxiliary #4273 so far have donated a collective $61,000 to six local nonprofit charities; the Leesburg Food Bank, Camp Boggy Creek, Haven of Lake and Sumter Counties, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, New Vision for Independence, and Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation. Lehigh Acres, Florida - March 2019 Lehigh Acres Eagles #3938 donated over 700lbs. of food that was collected during the Celebration of Life for Marjorie Wallace. The donations were split between the Lehigh Community Services and the Faith Lutheran Church. Lock Haven, Pennsylvania - March 2019 Captain Dan Johnson of the Salvation Army accepted a $5,000 donation from the Lock Haven Aerie #4298. Presenters are Eagle Officers and Trustees Ron Bowes, JoAnn Bowes, George Stefanski, Kasey Campbell, Maud Peck, Todd Kreidler and Ken Wert. Silver Springs, Florida - March 2019 Ocala Forest Eagles #4216 held their 6th Annual State Presidents 5K Charity Walk to raise money for their State Presidents charities. To help raise more money, the members organized a group of volunteers to get sponsors for the T-shirts by approaching local businesses, and also got over 100 different items like gift cards and t-shirts to raffle off. From membership across the state of Florida, #4216 was able to collect over $5,000 in walk sponsorship money. After T-shirt, Raffle, 50/50, Food and T-shirt advertisements sales, they were able to present their State Worthy President Bill Lucik with a check for $4,411.50 for his charity Fairways for Warriors, and State Madam President Melanie Day with a check for $4,411.50 for her charity Florida Hospital for Pompe Disease. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.