School children, businesses, church & civic groups, across the Ohio Valley and across the Country help support Operation Christmas Stocking, thank you all for your fantastic support!!!
Zoomie setting up for the BIG day..
Ready to roll!!!!
Theresa & Sheri..Always a team effort
stuffing the stockings
Ohio valley Community turns out November 8th to stuff Christmas Stockings at the WV National Guard facility
closing up the stockings..
Zoomie, Boatsie & lana gail ( our future volunteer)
One of our young volunteers
labeling the boxes, Thanks Dana!!
Sarah, Boatsie's granddaughter
Sarah & Zoomie, having a chat
Theresa & Mr. Boatsie
Art & Norine Lerczak..keeping the boxes coming!!
Mac bringing in more Christmas Stockings
Dave Taylor & Shayne Welling
Gary, 'Mr. Zoomie' Loh..Always doing SOOOO much behind the scenes
Welcome home, from Iraq, Shayne Welling and his wife Dawn!!!
we can always count on Zack & Josh!!
We will NEVER forget!!!
Boxes ready to ship!!!! Merry Christmas!!
MOVER MOMS BRING CHOCOLATE TO WHEELING!!
Rebecca Kahlenberg, on left, founder of Bethesda Md. charity group, Mover Moms, holds up signs used to promote " Treats for the Troops"..Sgt Nelson & Sgt Frank of the WV National Guard help unload the Treats..Cheryl Fisher, 3rd from left drove a separate vehicle..there was so much candy!!!
packing up the treats
ready to go to West Virginia!!!
unloading the candy!!!
Rebecca getting an up close and personal look at the Blackhawk from Sgt Frank
Sgt Nelson, Cheryl, Rebecca & Sgt Frank
Cheryl & Rebecca stand in the drill room of the WV National Guard Facility after their five hour drive from Bethesda MD to deliver enough candy to fill 6,700 Christmas Stockings..
GROUPS STUFFING CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS
Lisa & Seth Rambo from Avon, OH making stockings
Beautiful job, Rambo Family..Stockings ready to ship!!
Lindsay, Connie, Chris & Denise from the Weirton Medical Center Pharmacy filled little blue bags full of items for Our Troops
Kindergarteners from St. Vincent de Paul Parish School help gather 45 stockings for our Troops.
Ms Crumlich's Kindergarten class Albany Ave. Linderhurst, Long Island, NY are all smiles as they finish filling their stockings!!!
Way to go Hunter Galligan & staff of the Oberlin Animal Hospital!!!!
Students from Blue Ridge Middle School in Northeastern Pa, hold stockings they filled for our Troops...
Members of the Proctorville, OH women's club holding finished stockings.
thank you ladies!!!
Members of Wheeling Park High School's Hi Y Club, Wheeling WV, hold Christmas Stockings that are ready to be filled
STEUBENVILLE OHIO SUPPORTS THE TROOPS!!! A huge thanks to Joe DiAlbert, owner of the Spot bar, for hosting this event!!!!
Presenting The Colors
21 gun salute
Supporting our Troops!!!
Welcome message from the mayor
SSG travis, Boatsie & SFC kearns
Mr. mayor with the 'movers & shakers'
Sweet sounds thanks to Tom Graham
Sgt George Case
Setting up the band
SFC Dominic A. Merritt , Recruting Station Commander
Thank you Joe, Debbie & Cathy!!!!!
delicious Hot dogs & Hamburgers!!
Thank you, Plain Jane's!
The food scene
The hot dog eating contest
members of the band,Yesterday's Hooligans with friends
Fun for all ages!!
A special day to honor our Troops!!!
OPERATION BEAT THE HEAT 2008
Operation Christmas Stocking 2007
Janell 'Zoomie' Loh, special project's coordinator for Boatsie's Boxes ( in stocking ), Theresa McClure & kids & Our Guys are home and ready to roll with Operation Christmas Stocking
CW4 Bob McClure & LTC Larry Graham WV National Guard ..Thank you for all you do!!!
'Santa' helpers & Theresa
CW4 Bob McClure, Boatsie & LTC Larry Graham
Folks from Orchard Park Child Care Center, Russell Nesbitt Services, Inc, Wheeling Country Day School and WV Division of Rehabilition combine efforts to fill Christmas Stockings for Operation Christmas Stocking
Student Council of Trinity Middle School, Washington PA., Boatsie and Clint Blaney distribute 850 stockings to be filled by the students
Health Plan folks, St. Clairsville Ohio raising money for Operation Christmas Stocking
Fund raising activities continue at St. Clairsville and Massillion offices of The Health Plan
!st 1,000 Christmas Stockings picked up by US Postal Workers..Dan Wilson, Bob Michels and Jim Tysk..Thanks Guys!!!
GFWC/Sharonville Federated Women's Club members Elaine Krick, Joan Finan ( Public Affairs Chairman), Carolyn Adams , President of local club and Patrice Booze State President drove 3 1/2 hours to deliver 92 filled stockings for our Troops!!!
Rebecca kahlenberg, the founder of Mover Moms in Washington, DC, her daughter ,Amanda and 'Moms', kicking off Treats for The Troops
Rebecca driving 5 hours to deliver these treats to Wheeling for Operation Christmas Stocking!!!
Bob & Eric help unload candy at The WV National Guard facility gathered by Rebecca's Mover Moms and all the folks in DC
All candy is in house ready for stuffing the stockings!!!
Sharon & Helen Galligan, President of The Proctorville Ohio Woman's Club, bring 114 Christmas Stockings to Wheeling!!
Art Lerczak Chairs BV fund raiser
Art receives contribution
'Overload Maureen'..Wow! Maureen Neely of Ronald Reagan Club Of Belmont County, Ohio collects supplies for our Troops!!!
Night Delivery!!! Maureen, Larry and members of Ronald Reagan Club drop off 90 Christmas Stockings and 48 boxes filled with 'goodies' for our troops.
Robin, Val ( Our Fund Raiser) and Marlene unload a truck load of Christmas Stockings
Zoomie & our helpers
Jr. Cadets get ready to pack WEA's CD donations into Christmas Stockings, Thank you WEA!!!
Gary ( Mr. Zoomie) & Janell ( Zoomie) Loh..Special projects coordinator organized our stocking stuffing party where the Community filled 5000 stockings for our Troops. Way to go ZOOMIE!!!!
Our Wonderful Community gathered together to stuff Christmas Stockings for Our Troops!!!
Stuffing the stockings!!!
refilling the line
Thank you VFW Bellaire Ohio!!!
Leanne Sliva & Gary DeNoble, Commamder of American Legion Post 525 Adena, OH..bring goodies and donations for the Christmas Stockings!!!
Sharon Combs, on behalf of the members of The First Baptist Chruch of Moundsville WV presents Boatsie with a check in the amount of $2571.00 for Operation Christmas Stocking!!
A trunk load of great items!!!! They filled 100 beautiful overstuffed stockings!!
These wonderful ladies helped sew 1,000 Christmas Stockings too!!
Cindy Mayfield & Nancy Skroko from Joliet Jr. College Bookstore, Joliet IL., cutting & decorating the 250+ Christmas Stockings Mike Maier, the owner, made on his vacation!!!
beautiful job, Jean Arnoldi!!!
Super job!!! Thank you all at Wheeling Hospital!!
SECOND ANNUAL OPERATION BEAT THE HEAT !!
Chuck Ross looks on as Boatsie accepts donations by Commander Rick Healy
Black Hawk arriving
Jr. Rotc with Chief Moyer, CW4 Jim McPeak & CW4 Bob McClure
Tay Taylor & the wonderful Bake sale ladies
Clowns spreading sunshine
Chief & Zoomie early that morning...setting up!!
Zoomie & Jr. ROTC early morning set up
Busy Sale tables
The Patriot Guard Riders beginning our ceremony
American Heritage Girls singing " Old Glory"
American Heritage Girls
Pastor Ron McCoy ..openning prayer for our troops
Janell Loh ( Zoomie ) special project cordinator, taking pictures
Val Robertson, fund raiser, selling raffle tickets
Jim & Commanders under the tent
Uncle Sam!!!! of Course!!!
Thank you, Sunshine!
Chief, Bob & Theresa in front of the climbing wall
SSgt Jared Johnson with mini jet
Moundsville Honor Guard
Chuck Ross, John Nanny, Boatsie & Jim
CW4 Bob McClure..Thank you Bob!!!
Matt & Diane
Bob reading the names of those serving our Country and honoring all who have served
Patriot Guard and Daniel listing to Our national Anthem beautifully sung by Annie Wright
F-22 Mini Jet and SSN 571 18ft. Nautilus
Now, that sure looks like fun!!
making things secure!
Time to go!
Great Day at Cabela's selling Raffle tickets to support our Troops!!
Shaune & Jim (Mr.Boatsie) holding down the fort!
CW4 Bob McClure, Theresa, Boatsie, Val & Bridget selling Raffle tickets
Raising money for Our Guys & Gals
SPRING 2007 OPERATION JELLY BEAN EXPRESS ROUND TWO
Students from Marine Park Junior High School..Brooklyn, N.Y. Packing up Easter Goodies!
Brooklyn, N.Y. Students proudly display items to ship to troops for Easter 2007.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS STOCKING 2006
Cassandra Mollocea starts off her stocking with a magazine.
Tom Mollocea and Kathy Seybert finish off stockings with a hand made angel and a face cloth.
Friends of the Youngstown Satellite Group gather at Boatsie's daughter’s house to stuff 200 Christmas Stockings.
Leah, Theresa & Bob McClure at Boatsie's Stockings stuffing party
Henry, Jason, Daniel & Theresa packing the stockings in the basement..
Filling up those stockings with goodies!!!
Commander Rick Sibert and members of American legion Post 639 donate 200 filled stockings to the Troops!!
Fund Raiser at Rising Sun Farms, Phoenix, Oregon
Steve Wilson, Ashland Insurance signs cards for Our Troops
Great Day in Oregon..!!!!
Carol Ann Larson & Sunny enjoying the Day at Rising Sun Farms all sales to benefit Our HEROES
Carol Ann Larson & Dave Meyers
Jenny Cammarata, family and friends pack up 200 stockings from the Market Street School in Boardman, OH
Amy cape puts the final touches on the stockings donated by lakewood UMC in Jacksonville, Florida
Susan Esposito, head of Long Island Chapter of Boatsie's Boxes Hold fund raiser
Sue & SSgt Holloway at the fund raiser sharing a moment together
Marie Starrantino, Sue Esposito, Sgt Danielle Holloway and Suzi Smith
American Airlines Center, Dallas Texas getting ready to ship donations for the Troops to Boatsie
Bravo McClures!!!! Thanks to your tireless work we sent 10,558 Christmas Stockings to Our Heroes in Iraq & Afghanistan
Ohio Farm Service Agency District # 2
T.O.P. Chapter 1361, PA helped stuff stockings for Christmas 2006
Addie was a big help stuffing Christmas stockings for the troops!
Ladies of Hampshire Manufacturing, Inc. getting ready to ship the stockings they sewed
Sonia, Nancie, Becky & Olivia sending cookies from nashville TN
Christmas Stockings ready for shipment to Afghanistan!!
David H. Malin, Capt, USAF, MSC, CEM distributed Christmas Stockings to the wounded in Iraq - Photo's taken with permission.
Bob talking to the children about Black Hawks and his Unit The 150th deployed from Wheeling
The Central Elementary children, CW4 Robert McClure & Boatsie are talking about Operation Christmas Stocking
Project Christmas Stocking - 2005
This is the sign in front of Bob's Chevrolet in Barnesville, OH
The Florida Keys Paradise Quilt Guild made and stuffed 167 Christmas stockings for our troops in Iraq.
102 Christmas Stockings were made by the Sonshine Quilters and Ladies from Moundsville Baptist Church
Walmart's Assistant manager in St. Clairsville Ohio, Tony Bussa, Boatsie, Zoomie & Emily, Zoomie's daughter, kicking off Operation: Christmas Stocking in the Ohio Valley
The Women on Missions Organization of First Baptist Church Quincy, Florida made 50 stockings for our troops.
Community Education Outreach Service Group, Ohio County, W.V.
Fort Henry Piece Makers, Wheeling, W.V.
Boatsie accepting stockings from Women's Auxiliary AL Post 168, Barnesville, Ohio
Palatine Women's Group made and stuffed 50 stockings, Palatine, IL
Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church, Boardman, O.H.
Students from the American Institute Harding University, Searcy Arkansas gather items for Christmas Stockings.
Zoomie and Kids from the Laughlin Chapel,Wheeling, WV Decorate and Stuff 144 Christmas Stockings for the Troops!
Commander Tom Cline, American Legion Post 114 Chester, WV gather items for Christmas Stockings.
Members of the American Legion in Claysville, P.A. stuffed 200 Christmas Stockings for our Troops.
Jim & Ron from the Post Office picking up boxes to send to Iraq.
Donna Gow mailing 161 Christmas Stockings
Susan Esposito (Center) and family, including daughter Suzi (Right) of the great band "Sweet Suzi & the Blues Experience" hosts a fundraiser every year for Boatsie's Boxes.
Peggy Nielson from Beech Bottom WV working hard to raise money for Operation: Christmas Stockings
Sunday School Class First Presbyterian Church, Montrose, Pa.
Folks from Grace Lutheran Church in Hop Bottom, PA, helped put 25 stockings together for Our Troops
Ben Moses (left) and Gayle Pigford (right) drove 1800 miles round trip from North Carolina to deliver 203 stockings to Boatsie!
HI Y Club members of Wheeling Park High School, Wheeling WV stuffed 100 stockings and raised money to ship them to our Troops
Students at Mt. DeChantal, Wheeling, W. V. Packing 250 Christmas Stockings!
Christine O'brien & Lisa Sprague & kids from Hopewell NJ stuffing 75 stockings
Christine O'brien & Lisa Sprague & kids from Hopewell NJ stuffing 75 stockings
Blue Ridge Elementary, New Milford, PA Sends Holiday Stockings to Soldiers
Art Lerczak, and fellow employees at First Energy, Beaver Valley Power Station, Shippingport PA, raised over $3500.00 for Operation: Christmas Stocking
Operation Jelly Bean Express, Easter 2006
Janel Loh ( Zoomie) Boatsie's Special projects Coordinator, her daughter Emily, Wendy Barbeau the outreach Chairman of First Christian Church in Wheeling and Boatsie kicking off Operation Jelly bean Express
Chuck Ross, Manager of Dollar Tree in Moundsville, W.V. and Boatsie setting up jelly bean collection boxes for Operation Jelly Bean Express.
Volunteers from Park High School's Hi-Y club , the Boy Scouts and Zoomie, Boatsie's project coordinator, begin to unload some of the 10,000 jelly beans that will be shipped to Our Troops
Zoomie and Boatsie get Operation Jelly Bean Express Shipping Day underway!
Leah Van Vranken, Boatsie's youngest daughter was a huge help during this project.
A big THANK YOU to Ron Black & Dan Wilson of the Wheeling, U.S. Postal Service are always on hand to pick up boxes for all our special projects.
Volunteers bagging, twisting and shipping Jelly Bean Bags.
Troops will receive a bag of Jelly Beans with a message from the Volunteers and from Boatsie.
Zoomie, Ron Black, Boatsie, Dan Wilson & Leah Van Vranken pause for a photograph during Operation Jelly Bean.
Wheeling's, Channel Seven showed up to record the action!
OPERATION BEAT THE HEAT FUNDRAISER
Janell Loh ( Zoomie)..special projects, Boatsie, Emily & Daniel Zoomie's Children, Chuck Ross manager of The Dollar Tree Store Moundsville WV, and Valerie Robertson. Gather together to kick off Operation Beat the Heat.
John Fragale & Chuck Ross & volunteers
1St Lt. Jonathan Greer & cole enjoying the day
Gary Loh working hard!!!!
Troops being Honored
Commanders of our American legions
John Fragal announcing winners of our raffle
Our Heroes past and present
Janell ( Zoomie), Emily & Henry Loh
Carly Greer's beautiful voice singing at our fund raiser
Daniel Loh enjoying the day
Stacey & Carly Greer doing a great job selling tee shirts for our fund raiser