Weeks of collecting toy donations at Laurel Moose Lodge 1504 came to a successful conclusion with the lodge' first Fort Meade Toy Run Dec. 17. Lodge members, in conjunction with the Laurel Lodge Moose Riders and the Laurel Police Department, transported the collected toys and goodies to the USO office at Fort Meade for distribution to needy children. Laurel Police officer Mark Schmidt, of the Motor Division, was behind the wheel of a Humvee that the Laurel Police Department donated to support the afternoon event.
Laurel Moose and Laurel Police partner for toy run
Laurel Police Pfc. Mark Schmidt (far left) helped members of Laurel Moose Lodge and the Laurel Moose Riders deliver toys to Fort Meade, including, left to right, Dale Coyle, Jean Gaverth, Chris Davis, Ing Johnson, Ed Dunn and Shane Cooper. (Submitted photo / December 27, 2012)