Groups seek donations for military Christmas boxes


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Posted Online: Nov. 07, 2012, 1:25 pm
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Submitted by Ruth Clayton-Davis

American Legion Auxiliary and Molly's Adopt a Sailor are seeking donations for Christmas for the Military.

We have adopted the USS Blue Ridge for Christmas, so will be packing boxes with Christmas goodies, stockings, personal items for over 600 sailors at noon on Nov. 18.

You can donate items any morning to the Legion or bring them on the 18th.

American Legion Post 26
702 W. 35th St.
Davenport

(309) 794-0449

















 




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