‘toonies for troops’

Shoreline Beacon - - Remembrance Day 1918-2018 -

Care pack­ages filled with warm re­minders of home -Tim Hor­tons cof­fee, pop­corn - will be wel­comed this Christ­mas by Cana­dian troops serv­ing in Iraq, Latvia and Mali, thanks to gen­er­ous do­na­tions to the “Toonies for Troops” cam­paign spear­headed by Royal Cana­di­anLe­gionBranch340Port El­gin mem­bers El­iz­a­beth and Blair Eby.

“This is the third year the Port El­gin Branch has proudly taken on this en­deav­our,” El­iz­a­beth Eby said,addingth­isyear’spack­ages will also in­clude let­ters and art­work from lo­cal stu­dents and signed Cana­dian flags.

“By send­ing these sim­ple pieces of home, it lets our brave men an women in uni­form, who are away from their loved ones, down that we here in Canada are grate­ful for their ser­vice and are­al­ways­thinkingofthem,” Eby said, adding David ? at Tim Hor­tons and Scott Row­land at Row­land’s In­de­pen­dent Gro­cery de­serve spe­cial thanks for sup­port­ing the project. She said MP Ben Lobb again pro­vided the Cana­dian flags, and Canada Post will pro­vide free ship­ping to get the parcels as far as Cana­dian Forces Base Tren­ton.

Any­one wish­ing to sup­port the “Toonies for Troops”pro­gram­can­de­liver a do­na­tion to the Port El­gin Le­gion or Eby’s Bar­ber­shop on Goderich St., where peo­plearein­vit­ed­to­dropinand sign their name to a flag.

The care pack­ages will be shipped af­ter Re­mem­brance Day and hope­fully ar­rive be­fore Christ­mas.

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