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VFW, library team up to help troops

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Lee Marts VFW Post 3571, its auxiliary and the Delta Library are teaming up again to help supply deployed active duty military men and women with "goodie boxes" from home.

This joint project, dubbed Operation Troop Bounty, provides a local way for community members to provide active duty military personnel with such useful and appreciated things as travel size toiletries, snacks (such as jerky, gum, individual size packs of snack crackers and cookies, and unfortunately exempting chocolate, which melts in so many environments), books, hard candy, individual packets of "baby wipes," packaged individual drinks (coffee, tea, cocoa, etc.), puzzles, combs and more. There will be a complete list at the Delta Library or you can call Jennifer Wright, auxiliary president at 640-7720. So many simple little things can mean so much in the middle of nowhere, thousands of miles from home.

Items donated at the Delta Library between Nov. 1 and Dec. 1 will be collected, packaged and shipped overseas by members of the post and the auxiliary to deployed individuals who share the bounty with their comrades. Local GIs always take the number one priority of the local post, so if you have loved ones deployed in harm's way overseas, call the Delta Library staff at 874-9630 or Jennifer Wright at 640-7720 with a name and address.

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