Here are some photos of our recent trips. Most recent are at the top of the page.

Here is the group at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital Fall 2017. We have two of the wagons full of goodie bags and quilts ready to be delivered!

Here we are out front of the Shriners Hospital fall of 2017. This was our 30th anniversary year.

Here is the group outside the Shriners Hospital close to Easter 2017. Pictured left to right: Trooper Scott Fredell SP 553, RCO Don Ochs as McGruff the Crime Dog, RCO Jon Durst as Smokey Bear and Trooper Lisa Lorenzen SP 617

 

One of our newest fans receiving a stuffed animal from Smokey and McGruff.

 

 

Smiles all the way around!

 

 

A happy recipient of a new book thanks to retired SP494

 

 

Smokey Bear and Trooper Lorenzen passing out a goodie bag and stuffed animal during snack time

 

 

The group at Shriners Hospital fall 2016. Left to right: RCO Jeff, RCO Jon, RCO Don as McGruff the Crime Dog, Trooper Lisa Lorenzen, Trooper Scott Fredell, Sgt. Mike Roach, (Ret.) Lt. John Nagel as Smokey Bear.
The group at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. Left to right:
RCO Jon, RCO Don as McGruff the Crime Dog, Trooper Lisa Lorenzen, RCO Jeff, Trooper Scott Fredell, (Ret.) Lt. John Nagel as Smokey Bear, Sgt. Mike Roach
Jon, Don, and Lisa just waiting to head up to the rooms to visit the kids.
Front door of the Shriners Hospital fall 2016.
Fall 2016, inside the Shriners Hospital with some of the goodies we delivered to the kids. We also took Polariod photos of the kids receiving their pumpkin and goodie bags.
Easter time 2016 at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. Left to right: Sgt. Scott Fredell, RCO Jon Durst as Smokey, RCO Don Ochs as McGruff, RCO Jeff Chaney, Lt. Tiffani Schweigart
Thank you to all the Child Life Staffers that guided us around the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. We had a great time visiting!
Our biggest fan! Too cute for words!!
Our newest fan. Just a few days old!
Shriners Hospital for Children. Left to right Sgt. Scott Fredell, RCO Don Ochs, Jon Durst, RCO, Jeff Chaney
2015 Halloween visit at the Shriners Hospital. Pictured left to right: Trooper Richard Orpen, Sgt. Scott Fredell, Lt. Ryan Carroll
Fall 2015 at Shriners Hospital, Smokey Bear with two fans after they received a donated stuffed bear
Easter time 2015 at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.
Left to right: Trooper Burt Crary, Trooper Mark Fox as Smokey Bear, Trooper Mark Lund, Sgt. Scott Fredell as McGruff the Crime Dog, Trooper Al Thompson. Goodie bags and stuffed bears that we passed out this visit.
Trooper Burt Crary, Trooper Mark Fox as Smokey, Trooper Mark Lund holding our newest supporter, Sgt. Scott Fredell as McGruff the Crime Dog. Easter 2015
Staff at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital with Trooper Al Thompson Easter 2015
Shriners Hospital visit fall of 2014. Pictured left to right: Trooper Burt Crary, Trooper Daniil Poptelecan, Trooper Richard Orpen, Trooper Adam Maguire, Sgt Scott Fredell
Shriners Hospital spring of 2014. Pictured left to right: Trooper Lee McClure, Trooper John Gerhartz, Sgt. Scott Fredell, Trooper Joe Dellwo, Retired Lt. John Nagel.
Shriners Hospital Spring 2013. Pictured left to right, Trooper Joe Dellwo, Ret. Lt. John Nagel as Smokey, Trooper Scott Fredell, Trooper Parker Bowman.
Spring 2013 Shriners Hospital. Pictured left to right, Trooper Parker Bowman, Trooper Scott Fredell as McGruff the Crime Dog, Ret. Lt. John Nagel as Smokey Bear, Trooper Joe Dellwo.
University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital, Halloween 2012.
Pictured left to right: Lt. John Nagel (Ret.) as Smokey Bear, Trooper Azzahya Williams SP161, Trooper Scott Fredell SP553, District 2500 staffer Philip Schwartz as McGruff the Crime Dog, Trooper Zach Hill SP187.
Shriners Hospital, Halloween 2012. Getting ready to meet the kids.
Pictured left to right: Lt. John Nagel (Ret.) as Smokey Bear, Trooper Azzahya Williams SP161, Trooper Zach Hill SP187, District 2500 staffer Philip Schwartz as McGruff the Crime Dog.
Shriners Hospital, Halloween 2012. Ready to pass out goodie bags and stuffed bears! Pictured front row kneeling: Trooper Zach Hill SP187, Trooper Scott Fredell SP553, back row standing: District 2500 staffer Philip Schwartz as McGruff the Crime Dog, Lt. John Nagel (Ret.) as Smokey Bear, Trooper Azzahya Williams SP161.
2012 spring visit to the Shriners Hospital. From Left Trooper Scott Fredell as McGruff the Crime Dog, Trooper Michael Frederickson, Trooper John Gerhartz, Trooper Jeff Smith, Trooper Richard Orpen, Ret. Lt. John Nagel (Ret.) as Smokey Bear.
Inside Shriners Hospital. L-R: Ret. Lt. John Nagel as Smokey Bear, Trooper Richard Orpen, Trooper Scott Fredell as McGruff the Crime Dog, Trooper Jeff Smith, Trooper Michael Frederickson.
Another smile! Picture perfect!!
Trooper Gerhartz with the most recent fan of Smokey Bear. University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital.
"I can almost touch the nose"
Fall 2011 University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital

Pictured left to right: Trooper Azzahya Williams 161, Trooper Renee Adrian 224, Trooper Scott Fredell 553 (as McGruff the Crime Dog), Trooper Thereasa Bremer 45, Lt. (Ret.) John Nagel (Smokey Bear), Trooper Wade Erickson 333, Trooper Jonathan Gerhartz 71
Fall 2011 Shriners Hospital
Pictured left to right: Lt. (Ret.) John Nagel, Trooper Jonathan Gerhartz 71, Trooper Thereasa Bremer 45, Trooper Azzahya Williams 161, Trooper Wade Erickson 333, Trooper Renee Adrian 224, Trooper Scott Fredell 553 (as McGruff the Crime Dog).
Spring 2011 at Shriners Hospital Trooper Mark Lund and Retired Lt. John Nagel as Smokey
Staff at Shriners Hospital have fun too!
Everyone has a good time on the visits!
Spring 2011 at Shriners Hospital
Spring 2011 at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital
Fall of 2010 at Shriners Hospital
Fall 2010 Shriners Hospital
Fall 2010 University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital
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