Toonies for Troops planning begins

Despite one of the hottest summers on record and, as the heat continues in September, Port Elgin Legion Branch 340, is already planning for the Toonies for Troops Project.

This year is the third anniversary of the project where a Christmas care package is collected and shipped overseas to Canadian serving troops at CHRISTMAS.

“This year a new and young member of the #340 Griffith Air Cadet Squadron has asked to ‘help out’ and partner resources with the Project Manager,” says¬†Elizabeth Eby,¬†Project Manager.¬† “I am pleased to welcome Brock Eby on¬†board with the project, on behalf of the Cadets.¬†Brock has a deep sense of what this project entails and looks forward to working with all our¬†schools and students for artwork and letters to soldiers accompanying our parcels.”

“We will be collecting funds at the Branch, Ebys’ Barbershop, or Blair and I in
person,” adds Eby.¬† “We thank with all our hearts, in advance, David at Tim Hortons and Scott Rowland of¬†Independent Grocer, in Port Elgin, for their continued and most gracious financial support to¬†this program.”

Collections of Tim Hortons coffee, popcorn and granola bars is what our serving troops
keep asking for and we are pleased to package it up and ship it anywhere in the World To Them.