A huge thank you goes to everyone who had a part in our Stockings for Soldiers project this year. All of your hard work and contributions were soooo welcome.
Thank you to everyone who met at the Masonic Lodge on North 2nd Street on Friday afternoon, the 14th, and stuffed 1,514 stockings. Many hands made light work, and we were all packed up in under 3 hours. Many thanks to DeMolay boys and the Winnebago Boy Scouts Mighty Pack 5 who stuffed and packed 47 boxes of stockings.
The stockings were mailed by Larry at the Postal Shoppe at Edgebrook Shopping Center on Saturday morning. As customers came into the Postal Shoppe inquiring about all of the boxes that were being processed, many thank yous were given for remembering our deployed military personnel.
Tyler Rudick of the Rockford Register Star came while we were stuffing stockings, took pictures and interviewed several of us. His article “Packing Party Readies Gifts for Troops” appeared in the Saturday, November 15 edition of the paper. Click HERE to read the article.
Many businesses came along side of us to make large contributions of fillers. We are honored to receive these gifts so they may lift the soldiers’ morale. A special appreciation for everyone who collected fillers from businesses, girl scouts and schools. Artwork from children always brings cheer to the soldiers.
We could never have accomplished this wonderful project without all of the help we received throughout the year from all of you. A special thanks goes to our Stocking for Soldiers Mini Group who diligently worked many hours behind the scenes.
In January we will resume having the stocking kits available to take home from our monthly guild meeting. Keep up the great work!