Packing local love

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

Laura Adams of Dog Grooming Plus is collecting funds for items specifically requested for military working dogs and their handlers.

As always, on packing day, the Semper Fi Sisters will host their Market Place at the Centennial Building offering a variety of crafts and wares for sale, assisting with postage.

And, of course, the Basket Raffle.

The city of Port St. Joe lends support with the use of the Centennial Building for the packing party and the Gulf County Tourist Development Council provided grant support.

Lest any forget the impact of those Boxes of Love on the troops, consider Sarah House, a Port St. Joe native soon to be deployed to Afghanistan for the second time.

“Like most care packages that are received (Boxes of Love) are always shared,” House wrote in an email from California. “We’re all family. It is always a good day when we get mail. Everyone anticipates mail day, it is almost like Christmas. It is a huge morale booster.

“Honestly, we appreciate anyone and everyone what supports us. Whether it is by sending packages, cards or just sending up an extra prayer at night or during the day for us. It reminds what and who we fight for, why we wear this uniform and what makes our country so great. The biggest thing I can say to our supporters is thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

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