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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | September 11, 2011
Devon Groesbeck was only 2 years old when terrorists struck the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001, but she remembers her parents watching TV “for hours on end.” Annie Beachley remembers working on a journal entry in second grade at Paramount Elementary School when the principal announced the school day was ending and asking her mom why the teachers were frantic. “I didn't really know what was going on. I was pretty young. But, you know, everything kind of made sense a week later,” said Annie, 17, a senior at North Hagerstown High.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | November 30, 1999
LEITERSBURG When he heard his family was planning to send him a care package, 1st Lt. Persey Shannon Bibbee had one request: That the troops in his unit be included. Lynn Bibbee, of Leitersburg, says she doesn't know what her son was expecting. But it certainly wasn't this. More than a dozen volunteers worked Sunday afternoon to fill 155 care packages with food, toiletries, batteries, writing tablets and other items to send to Bibbee, who is in the U.S. Army Reserve, and 150 people with whom he serves.
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by KRISTIN WILSON | March 3, 2006
College students aren't the only people who pine for care packages from home. Members of the military, whether deployed overseas or on duty at a state-side base, appreciate care packages and the comfort they can bring. "My daughter said it felt like Christmas every time she got a package," said Lynn Jones of Keedysville. Her daughter spent eight months with the 82nd Airborne Division in Iraq from 2003 to 2004. Jones is also a member of the South Washington County Military Support Group that sends care packages and cards to deployed troops.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 30, 2013
Stuart Yorty has moved between several states in his young life, but he always kept focused on his involvement in the Boy Scouts. “It has always been my goal to obtain the rank of Eagle Scout,” said Stuart, 17, of Waynesboro. Due in large part to a service project benefiting active-duty U.S. troops, Stuart has now reached that rank and will celebrate the achievement in a ceremony next month. Stuart sent hundreds of care packages to soldiers deployed overseas from Fort Meade, Md. Stuart collected donations of DVDs, books, toiletries and snacks from area businesses, schools and boxes placed in public places.
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September 15, 2006
The Ladies of the Elks and Associates of Hagerstown Elks Lodge 378 are participating in a project to create care packages for female soldiers in Iraq. The Ladies of the Elks are asking for donations of products or cash from the community to complete this project which continues through the first week of October. Items most needed are mouth wash, toothpaste, toothbrush, hair brush, comb, emery boards, deodorant, hand lotion, sanitary napkins, panty liners, feminine wipes, white socks, pocket tissue packs, stationery, disposable cameras, trail mix, individual powdered-drink mix, breath mints and gum. Baskets for donations are placed in the front lobby and side entrance of the lodge at 11063 Robinwood Drive.
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March 23, 2008
On Monday, March 10, the Jefferson United Methodist Women dedicated part of their meeting to assemble care packages for three soldiers in Iraq. The packages included crackers, peanut butter, toiletries,and other needed items. This project will be an ongoing effort for the group. The women meet the third Monday every other month at 1:30 p.m. at Jefferson United Methodist Church, at 3882 Jefferson Pike. Other outreach programs include Jefferson Food Bank, ARC, Hospice of Frederick County, Feed the Children and others.
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by KRISTIN WILSON | March 3, 2006
Parents, get ready for a shocker: As much as your college-age children might suggest otherwise, they love hearing from you and they really appreciate the nice things you do for them. The Herald-Mail took an informal survey of Tri-State-area college students living in dorms to find out what they like to find in their mailbox from their family and friends - especially now as the midsemester crunch approaches. Overwhelmingly, students said care packages from parents, family members or friends brightened their day, and many said the most important part of a care package was getting a handwritten note from their mother, father, siblings or grandparents.
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January 26, 2007
Frederick rescue mission seeks care packages FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Rescue Mission is holding a "Share the Love" program in which individuals, families, businesses and other groups contribute care packages consisting of hygiene items, socks, healthy snacks, encouraging cards, etc., and deliver them to the rescue mission's Beacon House on West South Street. For information or a list of needed items, call Helen Kim at 301-695-6633 or go to www.therescuemission.
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April 8, 2009
HANCOCK - Daisy Girl Scout Troop 903 began last week with a simple advertisement in the local paper asking for names of local military personnel serving overseas. "We had cookies that we did not sell and wanted to send them to military personnel serving our country as a service project for our troop," said Heather Unger, troop leader. After two phone calls that night, Unger said she began to realize just how important these care packages are and how the military personnel really look forward to getting them.
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July 6, 2009
The Bob Evans restaurant on Railway Lane in Hagerstown will host a fundraiser to benefit members of the U.S. military Tuesday, July 14. A percentage of the proceeds from the day's food and beverage sales will be used to pay for care packages that will be sent to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. There will be children's activities from 5 to 8 p.m.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 30, 2013
Stuart Yorty has moved between several states in his young life, but he always kept focused on his involvement in the Boy Scouts. “It has always been my goal to obtain the rank of Eagle Scout,” said Stuart, 17, of Waynesboro. Due in large part to a service project benefiting active-duty U.S. troops, Stuart has now reached that rank and will celebrate the achievement in a ceremony next month. Stuart sent hundreds of care packages to soldiers deployed overseas from Fort Meade, Md. Stuart collected donations of DVDs, books, toiletries and snacks from area businesses, schools and boxes placed in public places.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | December 3, 2012
A Dec. 15 Christmas celebration in Blue Ridge Summit will harken to the holidays 150 years ago when the region's men were headed to battle in the Civil War. Living historians associated with the Monterey Pass Battlefield will gather in the battlefield's future interpretive center off Pa. 16 across from Happel's Meadow from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There, they will get together around a fire and talk about families being separated by war in 1862. “There are a couple different scenarios we'll be playing out,” said John Miller, historian.
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October 17, 2012
After volunteering their time at Tabitha's Table, handing out food and hygiene products to those in need, Scott and Angela Griffin wanted to do more. The Smithsburg couple decided to raise money for the organization by hiking 42 miles from Pen Mar Park in Cascade to Harpers Ferry, W.Va., along the Appalachian Trail. They begin their hike Saturday at 8 a.m., plan to sleep at Washington Monument State Park, and plan to end the hike Sunday at 4 p.m. To represent the cause, they are packing only half the normal amount of food.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | September 11, 2011
Devon Groesbeck was only 2 years old when terrorists struck the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001, but she remembers her parents watching TV “for hours on end.” Annie Beachley remembers working on a journal entry in second grade at Paramount Elementary School when the principal announced the school day was ending and asking her mom why the teachers were frantic. “I didn't really know what was going on. I was pretty young. But, you know, everything kind of made sense a week later,” said Annie, 17, a senior at North Hagerstown High.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | January 11, 2011
The missions committee at St. Paul’s Reformed Church in Clear Spring helps others through faith. But rather than traveling the world, it keeps its ministry closer to home. Most of the efforts of the committee are concentrated in donations to a town in West Virginia, boxes sent to local troops serving abroad and Operation Christmas Child, said Donna Mongan, committee chairwoman. For the past few years, the five-member committee has been actively working to benefit the community, she said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | June 6, 2010
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Rain pelted downtown Greencastle at noon Sunday, but the rumble heard on Baltimore Street wasn't thunder. About 1,500 motorcycles passed through town on their way to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. The participants in the 20th annual Operation God Bless America ride might not have had sunshine, but their dispositions were sunny as they talked about the cause. "Their faces say it all," Linda Leininger said of the veterans waiting at the hospital.
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December 7, 2009
Service projects and Scouting go hand and hand. This year, Cub Scout Pack 103 in Hagerstown made more than 100 cards to send to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan during a pack activity, with approximately 35 Scouts participating. The cards were given to Lynn Jones of the South Washington County Military Support Group on Nov. 19. The cards will be sent to U.S.troops in time for the holiday season, along with care packages. Pack 103 is sponsored by Longmeadow Rotary Club.
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October 24, 2009
APRIL 24, 1934-OCT. 22, 2009 WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Richard G. Naugle, 75, of Edgewood Drive in Waynesboro, Pa., passed away Thursday Oct. 22, 2009, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born April 24, 1934, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Edward H. and Flora May (Turner) Naugle. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Connie Lee (Lesher) Naugle, whom he married May 16, 1959; two sons, Richard G. Naugle II of Kernersville, N.C., and Steven W. Naugle and wife, Lisa, of Waynesboro; three grandchildren, Steven II, Spencer and Shade; and nieces and nephews.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | July 26, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- George Kohler hopes Franklin County is awash in red, white and blue when soldiers from the Pennsylvania National Guard's 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team return from Iraq in September. "We want to get the flags out again," said Kohler, from Charles M. Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599. VFW Post 1599, in Chambersburg, adopted the guardsmen based in the Chambersburg and Waynesboro, Pa., armories. Donations were most recently used to buy spurs, which are given to cavalrymen returning home.
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By BETH J. HARPAZ | July 17, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - My son sent a single postcard home his first time at sleep-away camp. "Send a juggling ball and fun toys," was just about all it said. This year I pledge to send the best camp care package ever, including not one, but three juggling balls, which seems like the right number if you actually plan to juggle. But what else qualifies as a "fun toy" for a kid in middle school or high school? Here are some ideas for what to send tweens, teens and teenage counselors at sleep-away camp.
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