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Dine out and support troops



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July 11, 2007
Why not take a break from cooking and help send a little bit of 'home' to those who can only dream about an all-American meal while they're surrounded by barren mountains and scorching desert?

This Tuesday, July 17, our friends and neighbors from West Goodland United Methodist Church will be serving up meals at the Imlay City Big Boy from 5-8 p.m. They're donating all of their tips and Big Boy will hand over ten percent of all sales to Operation Care Package Michigan, a Lapeer based nonprofit organization of volunteers.

The group's mission is to support U.S. troops and wounded soldiers through sending care packages and letters of encouragement.

While we all carry on with the busyness of our everyday lives, Operation Care Package volunteers want to make sure the soldiers know they're not forgotten and that their sacrifices are appreciated.

The funds they raise next Tuesday evening will be used to cover shipping costs, but they're always in need of donations for the packages as well.

Things like baby wipes, bar soap, bug spray, lip balm, cough drops, disposable razors, eye drops, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, toothpaste, and other personal hygiene items we take for granted are luxury items to those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

So why not take a break from cooking, enjoy some conversation with local friends and neighbors and give a boost to the troops at the same time? This Tuesday, July 17, is the perfect time to do just that at the Imlay City Big Boy. If you're busy that night but would like to help, call Joyce Fulgenzi at 810-664-7342 or visit www.ocpmi.com

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