In light of Veterans Day, I wanted to make sure that the following information about requesting donations for marines was communicated to our readers again. The request that appears below was recently printed as a letter to the editor from Tammy Crafton and Linda Konings. These two sisters work in our local businesses and have been involved in our community for years. They are wonderful people, doing wonderful things! I hope that you can support their volunteer efforts for our soldiers overseas.
Donations for marines …• The holidays will be here soon and instead of exchanging presents, again this year, some local families are sending care packages to a group of marines serving in Afghanistan. The unit consists of both men and women from Camp Lejeune, N.C. The cold, wet months are beginning and these marines will be working in the elements around the clock to support our brothers and sisters. These marines could benefit from a variety of items.
Great food items for donations include many of the following: microwavable foods such as instant soup packets, Ramen noodles, hot cocoa packets, tea bags, instant coffee, small packets of sugar, Splenda, or Equal, coffee creamer and popcorn, salty snacks such as Slim Jims, Beef Jerky, chips and crackers.
Want to donate clothing? Olive green long sleeved T-shirts, dark socks and black winter gloves are great. Hand warmers or anything tactical or warm.
Music? The marines would appreciate music CDS, perhaps any random mix of ’80s, ’90s, and today including pop, top 40, alternative, and rock. Christmas decorations and music.
Want to keep them clean? Hygiene products including razors, Q-Tips, small bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and deodorant (both men’s and women’s).
Your donations will help keep the morale high with the holidays approaching. Since they will be away from their families, it would be wonderful for them to have a special holiday, sending as many items as we can. All donations and efforts are greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate items or make a monetary contribution to cover shipping charges, please drop it off at either Bowen Construction, 446 E. 4th St. or to The Seale Family, 430 E. Railroad Ave.
Let’s remember those fighting to preserve our freedom. In other news …
Wedding bells …• The Palm on Park, Ariel, and Ltl. Ariel will be closing at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, to celebrate the wedding of their co-worker, Becca Burch to Brandon Riker. They will re-open Saturday at 9 a.m. Congratulations, Becca and Brandon.
Something new in store …• On your walk about town, be sure to stop in Special Effects on Park Avenue to see the new collection of leather and pearl necklaces and silver “V” earrings with pearls and gem stones by Nena Martin. New “BG” charms and “Zip Code” charms in silver by Kristi Roshau … boy, do they make a statement! Items from Gretty Z. just arrived too! Hurry up and check them out so you don’t miss your size. 964-0907.
Sale at Fugate’s …• Fugate’s is continuing their fall sale through Sunday, Nov. 13. They’re open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop in for a great selection of clothing items, home accessories, jewelry and so much more at great sale prices. 964-2323.
Planning a holiday party …• The Caribbean Room at The Temptation is now booking holiday parties. Make your life a little easier and order your holiday turkey with all the fixings from their kitchen, just call Chef Kevin at (941) 964-2610.
Hassle-free yachting … • Barton & Gray Mariners Club is back again in Boca Grande for our winter and spring seasons. It’s so easy to enjoy luxury dayboating on their fleet of captained Hinckley yachts. All are invited to the dock party will be held at Miller’s Dockside on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. There will be complimentary beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres, and short demo cruises to discuss their club programs. (617) 835-4773.
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