The Ladies of Harley gathered with more than 40 volunteers at the Community Building in Byron Memorial Park Dec. 2 for some special work. They packed boxes with food, treats, personal items and decorations to be mailed to U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait.
Roberta Nave, Ladies of Harley officer, said this is the fourth year the group has organized the project.
"We do this twice a year, but this is the largest shipment we have ever made, about twice what we sent last year," Nave said. "This Christmas, we 'adopted' an entire platoon, 147 soldiers, and we're making sure they all have a home-style Christmas dinner. In addition to the platoon, 19 individual soldiers will receive packages. Seven are names given to us of area soldiers. Twelve are names sent by soldiers for soldiers who would otherwise receive no mail or packages."
The Ladies of Harley make quilts and raffle them to raise funds throughout the year. The group is part of Williamsport HOG Chapter 1544, which has 325 members.