13 December Millville, New Jersey - November 2018 December 13, 2018 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles New Jersey 0 -Millville's Annual Snowflake plunge – During Millville’s Annual Snowflake plunge in February of 2018, Millville Eagles #1836 sent their Queen of the Plunge and Creature of the Third Cove to Union Lake, and was able to raise $2,500 for Susan G. Komen Foundation. Following the event, all attendees were invited to the Aerie for refreshments. - Millville Eagles #1836 hosted the City of Millville Parks & Recreation Department for a community clean-up in our neighborhood in May. Working in pairs, approximately 50 people volunteered and removed 80 bags of trash, 30 tires, 15 TVs, one washing machine and a few shopping carts. They opened their doors for all participants for food and refreshment throughout the day, connected with their neighbors, and gave prizes for most trash collected. - Clean Communities is a New Jersey State Program where volunteer organizations and individuals may volunteer to clean specific, targeted areas designated by the city of Millville. Grant money is available and volunteers can received up to $500 for their participation. In August, 16 members of Millville Eagles #1836 volunteered for this program and cleaned a large, vacant area of a local industrial park. The program coordinator said he had never seen a group so organized and committed and awarded the Aerie the full amount. - The city of Millville holds an annual scarecrow contest during the month of October where groups, individuals and businesses may purchase a frame from the City and create a scarecrow. The scarecrows are then placed on lamp posts in our downtown for all to admire and cast their vote. Millville Eagles #1836 won Best in Show and was awarded a plaque at recent City Commission meeting. - Millville Aerie #1836 was recognized by Millville City Commission for their monthly Making A Difference Program. The city of Millville recognizes Organizations/Programs working to improve the quality of life within the city. From the November 2018 People Helping People newsletter. Related Articles Lake Havasu City, Arizona - November 2018 Lake Havasu #4299 held their annual Miss Mess contest, and raised $4,269 for Art Ehrmann Cancer month. The money will go toward cancer research, GMP’s City of Hope charity, Camp Sunrise and Sidekicks, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Leukemia research. Abbotsford, British Columbia - November 2018 Abbotsford Aerie #2726 donated $1,500 to Cops for Cancer. The money will cover the funds to send one child to camp Goodtimes – which is a cancer camp for kids. The funds were raised during a dinner held for police and first responders who attend #2726’s annual bike tour to raise money for kids with cancer. This is the tenth year the Aerie has held this event. Aurora, Colorado - November 2018 Aurora Eagle Riders donated $15,300 to the Children’s Hospital Colorado for diabetes research during the Aurora Eagles anniversary dinner in October. Pueblo, Colorado - November 2018 Pueblo Eagles #145 was voted the Best of Pueblo Colorado in two categories; Best Wedding Venue and Best Night out with Friends. Out of 300,000 votes, #145 took gold in both categories. Fort Walton Beach, Florida - November 2018 Panhandle Aerie #4045 stepped up to help those affected by Hurricane Michael. Through donations, and help from others, they were able to donate pallets of water, and approximately 5,000 lbs. of supplies. Additionally, two charcoal/ propane grills were anonymously donated, so the Aerie purchased tanks of propane, charcoal, and lighter fluid, and donated those items to Fire Chief Nicky Lovett of Marianne. St. Marys, Georgia - November 2018 -The St. Marys Eagle Riders #4379 conducted a Charity Ride on September 29 to raise $2,105 to support Jason Gardner in his fight with cancer. Jason, the son of Auxiliary Madam President Cheryl Gardner and Aerie Vice President Pete Gardner was overwhelmed with the outpouring of support and couldn’t believe so many strangers would come together to help him. Seeing what the Eagles is about, Jason was initiated on October 15 and hopes to help others as he was helped. -On October 13, St. Marys Eagles #4379 celebrated paying off the mortgage and officially owning their building with a giant celebration, which included music, food, and the burning of their mortgage document. The Aerie and Auxiliary came together to honor all the hard work and charity fundraising that has occurred over the past 20 years. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.