CLEAR SPRING -- More than 100 troops serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait will get Christmas packages this month thanks to the efforts of Roberta Nave and the Ladies of Harley.
On Dec. 4, they spent $1,552 to ship 157 boxes halfway around the world, to 147 Marines from a local unit and another 19 service members whose names they collected over the year.
The holiday shipment is the biggest yet for the Ladies of Harley, associated with Williamsport Hog Chapter 1544.
Some of the names were sent to her by local Marines and soldiers stationed overseas, who knew of people in their units who don't receive letters or packages from friends or family, Nave said.
"They're fighting for us and don't get anything from home," Nave said during an interview in her Clear Spring home.
To raise money to send packages, the women make a quilt and sell raffle tickets throughout the year. Last year's quilt was made from Harley-Davidson T-shirts from around the world.