Packing local love

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

Locals are on board to as Centennial Bank branches put up donation boxes and the Piggly Wiggly and Harold’s Auto Parts become part of the drive.

“We have received generous support and donations from the VFW and American Legion here in Port St. Joe,” said Semper Fi Sisters president Brenda Garth.

The Sisters raffled a GPS fish finder at the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office Bass Tournament, the proceeds helping to ship as many as 50 boxes overseas.

The local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution provided postage funds.

Preston Russ with Coastal Realty and Brian and Scott of Coastal Joe Vacation Rentals joined to donated a welcome to Gulf County lunch and afternoon treats for the arriving Sisters on Oct. 16.

And for the fifth consecutive year Smiley’s Beach Rentals will roll out the complementary beach chairs and umbrellas for the Sisters.

“George Duren will continue to support our efforts and Forgotten Coast Highway donated some bright beachwear and bags for our annual basket raffle, which helps raise funds for shipping the Boxes of Love,” Garth said.

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