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Posted: Oct 2, 2009  15:06

Eagles Donate to Area Children's Groups


Children's programs in Boundary County reaped a bountiful harvest on September 19 as the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie # 3522 distributed $3,400 from the proceeds of their cotton candy and snow cone booth at the fairgrounds.

FOE Aerie #3522 Donated Several Thousand Dollars To Local Children's Groups.

Checks in the amount of $400 were given to Care N Share, Bonners Ferry Special Olympics, BFHS FFA, 4-H, Girl Scout Troop #2171, Cub Scout Pack #114, Boy Scout Troop #114, and Kootenai Valley Junior Rifle Club. The Boundary County Fair Board also received a "thank you" donation of $200.

Upon receiving the check for Boy Scout Troop #114, Scout leader Alva Baker said, "You don't know how much good this does."

Tom Florea, a long-time Eagles member, was the major coordinator of the Eagles booth and was responsible for getting enough volunteers to have the concessions booth open at the majority of events that took place at the fairgrounds this year. Tom gave out each of the checks as Eagles members Patty and Darnel Voegele, Charlene and Dennis Johnson and Mel Wood assisted.

Katheryn Dyer, representing Care N Share, commented, "The community will appreciate this."

"We don't give to the national organizations," said Eagles President Mel Wood. "We want to keep the money right here in the county and give it directly to the children's programs who live here."


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