Sunday, November 19, 2006
The packing party went SOOO well today! We had so many wonderful helpers and so many donations. We have 250 boxes, stuffed full, ready to go out in Monday's mail. We never expected this much. The Elks were just the BEST and have our never ending gratitude. They made hamburgers for all of us, and were so sweet and helpful. Well, if you can call all those big, burly men "sweet"! ;) We would never have been able to pull this off without them. They have even offered to let us have our next packing party at the Lodge. We plan to do a Valentine's mail out, and will let you know the details on that as it gets closer.
We had an assembly line set up and it went like clockwork. Each person grabbed a box, and went down the rows of tables putting something from each category into the box. We also had Christmas stockings for each box. We will have 250 happy Marines and Soldiers in the next few weeks. We just can't thank you enough for your help. We are humbled by all the love and support you have shown to our group and to our Marines.
Here's Tanya doing her Vanna White impression to show off all of the boxes. This isn't all of them though! Believe it or not there were about 30 not yet in the pile.