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2 Holley girls collecting items for Veterans Care Packs

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 November 2018 at 9:14 am

Koryn and Kayla Neale are organizing effort for 5th year

File photo: Koryn (front) and Kayla Neale are shown last November with some of the items they collected for care packs for local veterans. This year their goal is 75 packs, up from 35 last year.

HOLLEY – Two sisters from Holley are collecting items for care packs to be given to local veterans.

Koryn and Kayla Neale are collecting the care packs with health/hygiene/comfort items. This is the fifth year they have led the effort. They have set a goal of 75 packs, which is up from 35 last year and 25 in 2016.

The two girls will pack the items at the Community Free Library in Holley today at 4 p.m. They will collect items on Saturday night at the Holley VFW Marine Corps birthday party, Sunday morning at the American Legion Jewell-Buckman Post, and Monday night at the Holley Falls Bar & Grill.

Items can also be dropped off at Wiley’s Ark today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and  Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Every year we are overwhelmed by the generosity of our community and their willingness to help us succeed in thanking and caring for veterans,” said Krista Wiley-Neale, the girls’ mother.

Right now the care packs are short on deodorants, sugar free candy, calendars, Sudoku books, socks, wash cloths, winter hats, and snack cracker packs.

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