Halloween Shipment 2011 is ON ITS WAY!

October 15, 2011 at 8:22 pm | In Uncategorized by admin
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We had 10 volunteers show up at the “Packing Party” on Friday, October 14, 2011:

David Hackett
Sherrill Hackett
Ashley Hackett
Sabrina Hackett
Paul Hill
Les Joyce – who was celebrating his birthday!
George Lauer
Betty Lohmann
Lisa Miller
Carrie Montgomery

This team managed to prepare 22 Priority Boxes: 3 each for our 7 deployed troops, and one special box for HM2 Cynthia Martins who is back home briefly for R&R.

Our 7 soldiers receiving packages this time are:

CS2(SW) Anthony Hart – son of Nancy Hart, 930 Building
Sgt. Joshua Mickels – husband to Becca Mickels, 920 Building
SGT Christopher Panter – friend to George Lauer, 920 Building
Chris Pearre – nephew to Carrie Montgomery, 3418 Knipp Drive
Weston Phelps – nephew to Lisa Miller, 920 Building
Paul Sale – son of Kathy Sale, 930 Building
PFC Andrew J Shoaf – future son-in-law to Lisa Miller, 920 Building

Visit: http://news.troop-support.com/?p=6745 for pictures.

Special thanks to Janice Lauer and Peggy Hartman who, even though they could not attend the packing party,  jump started the process by preparing “starter kits”, bags containing presorted items in groups of 7. These kits ensured that each soldier received: beef summer sausage, beef jerky, box of oreo cookies, can of nuts, decorations, plates etc.

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Contents of one box after "starter" kits placed inside. Contents were later rearranged for more items to be placed inside.

Donated items were broken down and placed in boxes of like kind.

Box filled with small individually wrapped candies. These were used as packing peanuts to fill in any open spaces.

Box containing treats

Box of packaged nuts, peanut butter, crackers etc.

Box of larger items that could not be broken down.

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Some special decorations and candies.

Not photographed were some special electric decorations purchased by Betty Lohmann. Betty taped batteries to each so they could be used immediately.

Each soldier received at least one package of Diane Wehrle's cookies. Two recieved a 2nd.

We had several sources of home made and personalized cards!
Here are photographs of them in no particular order.

Jennifer Whitson's students from Steelville, Missouri sent about 60 home made cards. Here are just a few.

Inside one of the cards form the Jennifer Whitson's kids.

Inside another card from Jennifer's students in Steelville.

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Personalized cards From Michelle & Timothy Gutcher Boyne Falls, MI.

Personalized cards from Janice Lauer

Cards from Mrs. Vickie Wieberg's 4th grade class at Concord Christian School. Teresa Stangl brought these in along with an enormous number of items collected in just a few days.

Debbie Klindt brought in 9 personalized cards from 15 - 16 year olds.

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Message inside one of the cards Debbie brought in.

Message inside one of the cards Debbie brought in - Continued.

13 Cards from the Lil' Tots Day Care in California Missouri. Kids aged 1-5 drew inside each card.

150 home made cards from Yvette Joyce's students at Lawson Elementary.

Here are some pictures of the Packing Party at work.

Left to Right: Betty Lohmann, Sabrina Hackett, Ashley Hackett, David Hackett, Carrie Montgomery.

Left to Right: Carrie Montgomery, Les Joyce, Paul Hill, Lisa Miller.

Left to Right: Betty Lohmann, Ashley Hackett, David Hackett, Sherrill Hackett.

Packages arrived at Post Office Saturday morning.

One of our soldier's APO's is very new and the post office has not yet got it completely entered in their system. I'm working with the Post Master at Capital View Station to get these last three packages sent early next week.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:

I want to thank everybody who help make this shipment possible. As long as our precious children are in harms way protecting us, showing them we care is the least we can do for them.

A notable donation this Shipment was $293.81 – Raised by Connie Williams Bake Sale!

PLEASE KEEP OUR PRECIOUS SOLDIERS IN YOUR THOUGHT AND PRAYERS!

Halloween Shipment 2011 ~ Deadline Approaching!

October 9, 2011 at 3:03 pm | In Uncategorized by admin
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Time to make a item donation or financial contribution for this years Halloween Troop Shipment is rapidly running out!

We need to have everything in before the Packing Party – 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM on Friday, October 14, 2011  in the ITSD Conference Room at 920 Wildwood.

For Details on this shipment click the “Collecting Now” tab above.

PLEASE HELP BRIGHTEN THE DAY OF THESE PATRIOTS !

Below are the soldiers taking part in our Halloween Shipment:

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CS2(SW) Anthony Hart – son of Nancy Hart, 930 Building

 

Sgt. Joshua Mickels – husband to Becca Mickels, 920 Building

 

Weston Phelps – nephew to Lisa Miller, 920 Building. Above with wife Lisa, and their grandson.

 

Paul Sale – son of Kathy Sale, 930 Building. Above with son Anthony.

 

PFC Andrew J Shoaf – future son-in-law to Lisa Miller, 920 Building. Above with actor Michael Madsen.

 

SGT Christopher Panter – son of Les & Yvette Joyce, family friends to George Lauer, 920 Building

 

Photo is not available for:
Chris Pearre – nephew to Carrie Montgomery, 3418 Knipp Drive

Captain Martin Small’s Home Coming

October 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm | In Uncategorized by admin
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Captain Martin Small Home coming Sept 21, 2011

Above is a photo of Captain Martin Small’s home coming that I recently received from his aunt, Nancy Scott. About a month earlier, Captain Small sent me an email that included the following:

“Thank you for all of the packages and messages. The Christmas tree and decorations were a big hit. We used them to decorate the 4th Infantry Division Joint Operations Center (JOC).”

Captain Small is a proud member of the US Army Airborne  and the son of another GREAT patriot, Vietnam Veteran Britt Small (click to see the work of this amazing man).

WELCOME HOME CAPTAIN SMALL

~ THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!