With the motto “People helping People”
The Loveland Fraternal Order of Eagles #3006 held their annual Christmas in July and it was an avalanche of kindness. They raised more than $14,000 for local charities. (Photos provided)
Children’s Hospital Medical Center received - $7079.27 and lots of toys.
The Loveland Initiative and Ohio Valley Voices each received $3539.64
Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The money was raised through sponsorships, games, silent auctions, raffles, etc.
The day began with breakfast being served by the Eagle Riders at 8 AM. The Eagle Riders then host a Poker/Toy Run, with kickstands up at 10 AM. The riders visited and collected toys and donations at 5 local FOE clubs.
Beginning at noon, the event welcomed the entire community, and featured live musical entertainment, silent auctions, raffles, children’s games and the Santa Band performed and welcomed Santa.
The Loveland Fraternal Order of Eagles #3006 has maintained a presence in the community since 1949 and currently hosts more than 700 Aerie, Auxiliary and Eagle Rider members. In the past, members have raised and donated more than $35,000 annually to, Granny’s Garden, God, Flag and Country competitions, Loveland, Goshen and Cincinnati Schools, One Way Farms, St. Jude’s, Buckeye Search & Rescue, Stan McCoy Scholarship Fund, Children’s Meeting House, One Sight, various Girl and Boy Scouts troops and many more organizations.