Holiday Greetings for the Troops was Hosted by The Bay City Mall
Last Choice Country Radio Records Holiday Messages for Deployed Soldiers
November 13, 2011
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By: Julie McCallum,
On Sunday morning at the Bay City Mall, from 9:00am to noon, members of the community had the opportunity to record a special holiday greeting for the troops.
Josh and Shawn from Last Choice Country Radio recorded Holiday Greetings for anyone who wanted to send a message to the troops that will be deployed over the holidays.
These greeting are available to listen to on www.lastchoicecountry.com and also will be published in an upcoming issue on mybaycity.com.
Melissa Alex from the Yellow Ribbon Guard was on hand to accept collections and donations for the 'Send Santa to the Troops' campaign.
Alex also had holiday cards available for anyone who wanted to send a message in a card.
Alex said, "We contacted local military families and told them we would be recording today, it gives them and the community an opportunity to come out, make a donation and show our troops how much we appreciate all they do to protect and serve for our Freedom."
Alex said, "I feel it is everyone's responsibility to let our troops know we are thinking of them, and to thank them for defending our country and our freedom, whether it is a donation or a message or volunteering your time."
There are some soldiers who do not have family, and don't have anyone sending them care packages, this means a lot specially to them who have no family or friends.
Alex added, "Last year the cost for shipping was $16,000 to send the care packages to the troops." "Every little donation helps."
Last Choice Country Radio will be at Great Lakes Power Sports in Flint next Saturday, November 19, 2011 recording more messages from 11:00am to 1:00pm for the troops."
People who wish to record a message for the troops can also call into Last Choice Country Radio at 989-414-1208
(Above) Kara Francke, 18 of Bay City who attends Delta and John Wellhousen record their holiday messages to friends and family members
(Above) Melissa Alex from the Yellow Ribbon Guard lost her husband, SSG Eugene Alex on August 30, 2006 while he was deployed overseas. Eugene was on patrol on Bagdad and shot by a sniper and 3 days later passed away in the Hospital in Germany. Melissa has been involved in the Send Santa to the Troops/Send Santa to Bagdad ever since. At right is Josh Sharrow from LastChoiceCountry Radio.
(Above) Holiday Greetings cards were available to send messages to the troops
Support our local Military personnel that will be deployed over the holidays. The Great Lakes Bay Region has over 1000 men and women currently deployed.
Monetary Donations Can Be Sent To:
PO BOX 11, Reese, Michigan 48757.
UPCOMING 'STUFF THE BUS' WEEK-END EVENTS:
November 18, 2011 - Garber Buick, State St. Saginaw
November 19, 2011 - Great Lakes Power Sports, Miller Rd, Flint
November 20, 2011 - K-Mart Parking Lot, Euclid and Wilder Rd, Bay City
Donations Drop off spots also at:
National Guard Armory, Bay City
7-11 on Old Kawkawlin, Bay City
Cumulus (Citadel), Saginaw
Remer Plumbing & Heating, State St. Saginaw
For a full list find 'Send Santa to the Troops' on Face-book
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