‘toonies for troops’
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.