Packing local love

Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 12:19 PM.

The boxes are piling up and the love is pouring in.

To understand, just browse through the conference room at the newspaper, which has been for the past few years a depository for all things Boxes of Love and Semper Fi Sisters.

The Sisters, who will begin to arrive in two weeks, will finish their annual Beach Blast, their fifth, on Oct. 19 with a packing party for Boxes of Love.

Those boxes, and the aim is to top last year’s 1,200, will be sent to deployed soldiers overseas, particularly Afghanistan and Iraq.

And as happens as the weeks wind down, the UPS and Fed Ex delivery folks are carting in to the office boxes of increasing size and quantity.

From Long Island, NY to Mullen, NE Grand Rapids, Mich, with a bit of Easton, PA and Savannah, GA in the mix.

And those are the boxes among the stacks for which we can actually make out the labels.

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