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December 12, 2018

12/6/2018 8:20:00 AM
Military Care Packages

To the editor:

Thank you for making the January 27, 2018, active duty military care package event an enormous success. Because of the support from the community, we shipped 93 boxes to our active duty military and received heartwarming responses from them and their colleagues. As we found out, receiving a care package boosts a soldier's spirits and helps them feel connected to home while serving our country. All of this was made possible because of the support from you. Thank you.

Kraft-Ostrom American Legion Post 142 of Cannon Falls will be hosting the 2nd Annual Community Military Care Package Event at the VFW in Cannon Falls on January 26, 2019, from 2-6 p.m. Everyone from the community is invited to attend.

Care package items can be dropped off at the Cannon Falls VFW after December 26, 2018, or brought the day of the event. Items to bring: trail mix/nuts/sunflower seeds, granola bars/protein bars, non-melting candy, beef jerky, gum, hard candy, chips (single serving sizes: Dorito's, Pringles, etc.), package cookies (Oreos, Chips-A-Hoy), playing cards and dice. Notes and cards of encouragement from the community will also be accepted to put in the boxes.

Monetary donations to American Legion Post 142 general fund are also appreciated to offset the shipping costs, and are tax deductible. Donations can be sent to American Legion Post 142, P.O. Box 1, Cannon Falls, MN 55009, or dropped off during the care package event. Together, we can make a difference again.

In addition, if you know someone who is serving and would like them to receive a care package, please send their name, rank, branch of service, and active duty address, to ALPost142.CannonFalls@gmail.com.

Craig Hedstrom

Post Commander

Kraft-Ostrom American Legion Post 142

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