Glastonbury VFW "March Madness" Packing and Collection Event Sunday

The Glastonbury VFW Post 7659 and its Women’s Auxiliary packing event for troops overseas was postponed to Sunday due to the recent blizzard.


After last week’s historic snowfall, the Glastonbury VFW Post 7659 and its Women’s Auxiliary postponed their “March Madness” packing event to benefit troops overseas.

The VFW is sponsoring the collection and packing event at 3 p.m. at South Congregational Church, 1301 Forbes St., East Hartford, to create care packages that will allow troops deployed overseas to enjoy watching college basketball.

Volunteers are needed from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. to sort and pack donated items. Anyone wishing to donate items for the care packages can do so between noon and 1:30 p.m.

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Donations of snack foods—small packages of chips, boxes of crackers and cookies, dip in non-breakable containers, and other party foods—are needed for the care packages. Donations of St. Patrick’s Day and spring greeting cards and pictures are also encouraged.

The VFW is also looking for monetary donations to help with the cost of postage. Checks can be sent to:

VFW Post 7659, c/o Frank Forrest
165 Maple St.
East Hartford, CT

For more information or to volunteer, e-mail Frank Forrest at glastonburyvfw@aol.com or call (860)690-2845.

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