Care Packages Sent to U.S. Troops in Iraq

1 decade 8 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, March 29 2007 Mar 29, 2007 Thursday, March 29, 2007 7:59:30 PM CDT March 29, 2007 in News

"Care packages" usually include candy, cookies and other sweet reminders of home. But, folks in Millersburg set their sights higher.

"We just got the box in and we've got one, a DVD player, in there," said Sue Crane of Millersburg Feed and Trade.

Millersburg firefighters are sending donations to U.S. troops in Iraq.

"We just think they're doing a great job and we're very proud of them," said Cynthia Fletcher, manager of the Conoco station. "The Millersburg Fire Department is asking for normal items, but they'd also like some unusual ones, like playing cards, Odor Eaters foot spray and sports bras."

Volunteers placed collection boxes at the fire station, the Conoco gas station and Millersburg Feed and Trade.

"I think, as time goes by, we forget that these people are over there fighting and, regardless of what your take is on the war, we need to support them with anything and everything that we can," said Fletcher. "Millersburg is a very family-oriented town, and everybody looks out for everybody else."

Residents know the time is right to remind service men and women that people back home are thinking of them.

"It's the 4th of July coming up," noted Fletcher. "It's that time of the year when we really need to be thinking about being patriotic, and this is certainly a way to do it."

Millersburg will collect donations through Aug. 28.

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