I recently read that the Shaftsbury Cub Scout Troop 330 is already planning a Valentine’s Day event. The troop is going to be assembling care packages for military personnel stationed overseas. Their plan is to have the packages arrive in mid-February. They’ve obviously put some thought into the date, with the idea being that lots of organizations send packages for the December holidays, and I think by the time February rolls around, those packages are long gone, and these Valentine’s packages will be a welcome sight to the recipients.
Susan Atland, who is one of the chairwomen of the event was quoted in the Bennington Banner saying, “We’re looking for plain white shirts, socks, playing cards, non perishable snacks, phone cards, shaving cream, razors, chewing gum, and toothbrushes and toothpaste,” which are apparently the most requested items.
If you are interested in making a donation, collection boxes are set up at the Shaftsbury Country Store located at 972 Route 7A and the main office of the Shaftsbury Elementary School located at 150 Buck Hill Road.
For more information or to arrange a donation directly, you can contact Susan Atland at 802-447-4745, Rachel Wagner at 802-447-2572 or Heather Clifford at 802-442-0206.
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