2014 Christmas Shipment Has Arrived!

December 16, 2014 at 1:25 pm | In Uncategorized by admin
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On Thursday, December 11, 2014, Nick Cooley sent the photo below of his Christmas tree. This is the tree we sent him last month now assembled and decorated.

 

Nick's Christmas Tree

Nick’s Christmas Tree

Today, December 16, 2014, I heard again from Nick. The remainder of his Christmas Shipment has arrived.

Here is what he said about it on Face Book:

George M Lauer the shipment arrived a couple days ago. Unfortunately we forgot to take pictures but I can assure you, we were all excited when it got here. Thank you and everyone else who contributed to the shipments so much for the joy you brought us throughout this tour and we will be home very soon, ready to relax and eat some real food. …

I want to extend my thanks as well, to everyone who helped us support our soldiers for the past 11 years – THANK YOU!

Please, always remember to keep our precious children in your thoughts and prayers as they stand in harm’s way protecting us.

Especially now, at Christmas and New Years.

2014 Christmas Shipment is on its way!

December 7, 2014 at 7:52 pm | In Uncategorized by admin
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On Friday, December 5, 2014, Jan and I  prepared and mailed 16 priority boxes for Nick Cooley and his fellow soldiers, 12 guys in all.

A prelit Christmas tree, and a box of decorations were sent last month.

Nick has received both and promised to send pictures when the tree is up and decorated.

Although the contents arrived in good condition, he sent this photo of the decorations box labeled “FRAGILE”.

Decorations labeld  FRAGILE

Decorations labeld FRAGILE

 

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Christmas Stockings and table cloth from  Marti Thruston

Christmas Stockings and table cloth from Marti Thruston

Stockings and Hats

Stockings and Hats

DVD's , Blue Ray's, PS3 Games

DVD’s , Blue Ray’s, PS3 Games

Caramel and Pumpkin Treats from Gina Atkinson

Caramel and Pumpkin Treats from Gina Atkinson

Caramel popcorn, tea, and card fom Gina Atkinson

Caramel popcorn, tea, and card fom Gina Atkinson

Peanut Brittle from Dennis Sykes

Peanut Brittle from Dennis Sykes

Cards from Immanuel Lutheran Learning Center and School

Cards from Immanuel Lutheran Learning Center and School

Cards from Fatima

Cards from Fatima

Cards and Letters From Patriot Tree

Cards and Letters From Patriot Tree

Boxes being filled

Boxes being filled

Boxes being filled

Boxes being filled

Boxes being filled

Boxes being filled

Boxes being filled

Boxes being filled

Boxes being filled

Boxes being filled

Boxes being filled

Boxes being filled

Boxes being filled

Boxes being filled

Boxes being filled

Boxes being filled

Boxes being filled

Boxes being filled

Boxes being filled

Boxes being filled

Boxes being filled

Boxes being filled

Boxes being filled

Boxes being filled

At the Post office

At the Post office

The last photo was taken inside the post office. Friday was a wet rainy day.

Thanks to everyone who helped with this shipment!

As long as our precious children are in harm’s way protecting us, showing them we care is the least we can do for them.

Please, keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Gold Star Rifle Raffle – Still Time to Enter

November 21, 2014 at 6:23 pm | In Uncategorized by admin
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There is still time to enter Operation Bugle Boy’s Gold Star Rifle Raffle.

Drawing will be December 13, 2014.  Tickets are only $10 each.

 

Gold Star Rifle

Gold Star Rifle – CLICK TO ENLARGE

 

Artwork on stock

Artwork on stock – CLICK TO ENLARGE

 

Artwork on  butt stock - CLICK TO ENLARG

Artwork on butt stock – CLICK TO ENLARG

 

The rifle is a beautiful commemorative engraved gold plated Henry Rifle honoring the sacrifices made by the three Navy Seals who died in Operation Red Wings: Matthew Axelson, Danny Dietz, and Michael Murphy, along with the sacrifice made by our local marine Leon Deraps.

The rifle will be on display at the following locations and times:

Nov. 22 (Saturday)            10 a.m. – 2 p.m.          Capital Mall

Nov. 22 (Saturday)            4 p.m. – 7 p.m.            Capital Mall

Nov. 22 (Saturday)            2 p.m. – 8 p.m.            Capital 8 Theater

Nov. 29 (Saturday)            10 a.m. – 2 p.m.          Machens Ford

Nov. 29 (Saturday)            2 p.m. – 8 p.m.            Capital 8 Theater

Dec. 7 (Sunday)                 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.            Hy-Vee

Dec. 12 (Friday)                10 a.m. – 2 p.m.          Samuel’s Tuxedos

Dec. 13 (Saturday)            7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  Busch’s Florist

 

Tickets are available at the above displays as well as the locations listed in the this flyer (click image below to view)

Gold Star Rifle Flyer 2014-09-22

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