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Organization Sends Care Packages To Soldiers

They are familiar tastes for many people in the mountains but for those serving overseas it's a delicacy and a reminder of home.

A group in Morgan County met to send the sweet treats on their way to the war zone.

The monthly meeting of the West Liberty Kiwanis Club started off on a sweet and patriotic note as they talked about what they wanted to put in care packages to send overseas.

“We discussed as a club and a decided we wanted to send something of a personal nature and make them think of home,” Langley Franklin said.

So they decided what better way to put a smile on a troop's face ... Then for them to get Moon Pies and RC Cola.

About a dozen cases all together were donated to the American Red Cross Mid-East Kentucky Chapter for their “Soldier Not Forgotten” Project.

Daniel Leland with the Red Cross says they keep up with what the military allows in care packages.

He says his service in the Army is why he personally is helping with this project.

Leland says the treats will be distributed to troops from across Eastern Kentucky.

Officials with the mid-east chapter of the American Red Cross say if you would like to donate items for care packages, you can call their office at 606 - 743 - 2296.


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