As you may remember, we set a goal in September to fill two of the “Toys for Tots” donation boxes for Christmas 2015.   Never did we think we would fill nearly five!!! – but  as of Friday evening December 11, 2015 that is exactly what we had done.  Because of the cash and new toys donated by you, we were able to turn over close to if not a little over $1,000 worth of toys to the Portsmouth Fire Department.  Our many thanks to all those brethren and family members who made this year’s drive one of our most successful  ever!!!!!


L to R. Rod MacDonald, current Master of St. Johns Lodge; Portsmouth Firefighters Wayne LaCaillade and Cassie Chamberlain ; Tim Neihart, St. Johns Lodge Toys for Tots Program Coordinator; Dan Stolworthy, Past Master St. John’s Lodge, Nick Pesarik, current Marshal of St. Johns Lodge.




A few of the many toys purchased through donations made by brothers of St. Johns and St. Andrews Lodges.



Toys stretched the entire length of our  auditorium stage!



Tim Neihart and Portsmouth Firefighters begin “boxing” toys for delivery to the P.F.D.’s central station.



St. Johns Lodge members, Portsmouth Firefighters, and guests begin loading the toy boxes aboard a Portsmouth Fire Truck and Ambulance.