Soldier Support Day

Monroe. M-W Girl Scouts’ annual ‘Drive-thru, drop-off’ community drive is Nov. 14 at American Legion Post 488.

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| 02 Nov 2020 | 03:13

The Monroe-Woodbury Girl Scout Community will hold a “drive-thru, drop off” Soldier Support Day on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at the outdoor pavilion at American Legion Post 488 on Lakes Road in Monroe.

All social distancing mandates, including mask wearing, will be in place.

“While this event is different than in the past due to COVID-19, we are committed to keeping this annual event alive and successful,” said organizer Tanya Woods. “It will look and feel different than in the past, and we are determined to honor soldiers who are serving our nation.”

Packages will be sent to Spec. Harrison Houle, U.S. Army; and Lance Cpl. Patrick McCoy, U.S. Marines.

“This year, we’re earmarking our packages to these two service men and their units,” said Woods. “They have a local connection and we hope this encourages people to stop by with items.”

This year’s theme is “Just Add Water,” with requested items to be sent only requiring water to be added.

Examples are beverage packets, water crystal individual packets, instant coffee packets, sugar, tea bags, powdered creamer and other related items.

“We remain grateful to everyone who will contribute to this cause,” said Woods.

The group is also looking for handmade/handwritten cards to include with the packages.

Any questions can be directed to

- Nancy Kriz