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Library, veterans organizations team up to help deployed troops

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Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3571, its auxiliary, Harry A. White American Legion Post 65, its ladies auxiliary, and the Delta Library are working together again to help provide deployed active duty military men and women with "goodie boxes" from home.

This joint project, dubbed Operation Troop Bounty, provides a way for community members to provide active duty military personnel with such useful and appreciated things as travel-size toiletries, snacks (non-chocolate cookies, jerky, crackers, etc.), 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 auxiliary president Della Ware at 872-3327 or chairperson Jennifer Wright 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 during the month of September will be collected, packaged and shipped overseas by members of the posts and the auxiliaries 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, give the Delta Library staff at 874-9630 or Jennifer Wright at 640-7720 a name and address.

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