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The Carbondale Area School District and the Simpson VFW Auxiliary Post 4712 are holding a soldier care package fund drive. Items are due by Friday, Nov. 1. Any monetary donations will be used to cover shipping expenses. Donation boxes will be located at the front entrance way of the Carbondale Area High School and at the Simpson VFW Post 4712. All proceeds will be sent to soldiers serving in Afghanistan before the Christmas holiday.

For more information, contact Michelle Rosler at; Monique Cobb at atmoniquecobb; or Bruce Gordon at

Below is a list of supplies that soldiers would appreciate receiving.


■ Snack bars (for example, Kind Bars, Nature Valley Bars or Cliff Bars)

■ Flavored sunflower seeds

■ Nuts

■ Trail Mix

■ Beef jerky


■ Baby wipes

■ Pain relievers

■ Feminine hygiene products

■ Eye drops

■ Eyeglass lens cleaning cloths

■ Foot powder

■ Q-Tips

Drink additives:

■ Powder Gatorade

■ Powder flavor packets for water

Other items:

■ Letter writing supplies

■ Pre-stamped envelopes

■ Small holiday decorations

■ Thank you letters