Holiday packing event

Glastonbury - posted Nov, 26 2013

GLASTONBURY - VFW Post 7659 and Post 7659 Ladies’ Auxiliary are sponsoring a Support our Troops collection and packing event, on Sunday, Dec. 8, at South Congregational Church, 1301 Forbes St., East Hartford. Set-up is at noon with sorting and packing to follow. Please drop off all donations prior to 1 p.m. This is the last packing event of the year. The VFW is looking for donations of cookies of all kinds: homemade, commercial and/or bakery. They are also collecting canned nuts, jerky, health/nutrition bars and dental supplies such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, etc. Volunteers are needed to help sort, organize and pack boxes, and to write letters of support and make cards and drawings for the holidays. Donations of art supplies for making cards and light refreshments for the volunteers are also needed. A holiday party will be held after the packing is completed, around 2 p.m. The party is open to all. The first packing event of 2014 will be on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, with a Valentine’s Day theme. Those who cannot attend a packing event can help with a donation. It costs approximately $15 to ship each 25-pound box, and a total shipping bill of more than $1,000 is anticipated. Checks may be sent to: VFW Post 7659, c/o Frank Forrest, 165 Maple St., East Hartford, CT 06118. For more information, to donate merchandise in advance of the event or to volunteer, call Frank Forrest at 860-690-2845, or e-mail glastonburyvfw@aol.com.


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