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Farm Bureau supports troops for holidays

The Livingston County Farm Bureau, Will County Farm Bureau, the Bank of Pontiac, Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce and Fairbury Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to collect international phone cards and items to be sent to our military personnel in time for the holidays.

Because of the variation of phone cards available on the market, the best way to get the proper cards to our military troops is through monetary contributions. Contributions may be mailed to: Phone Cards for Troops, c/o Livingston County Farm Bureau, 901 W. Howard St., PO Box 410, Pontiac, IL. Checks should be made out to: “Phone Cards for Troops”. Please mail in contributions by November 21.

So what should you donate? Here is a list of items to get you started:

  • Hot chocolate/Hot Cider Packets

  • Jerky/Slim Jims/Summer Sausage

  • Small Boxes of crackers

  • Cheese & Crackers

  • Canned fruit (snack size), canned soup

  • Tuna or Chicken (canned or packets)

  • Trail Mix/ Nuts/ Sunflower Seeds

  • Cookies (packaged), rice krispie treats

  • Granola bars, protein bars

  • Fruit Snacks/Dried fruit

  • Instant Oatmeal Packets

  • Easy Mac Packets

  • Microwave or Hearty Canned Soup

  • Candy Canes, Christmas Candy

  • Multi-Vitamins

  • Over the Counter Pain Reliever

  • Men’s White or Black Crew (work) Socks

  • T-Shirts- Brown, white or Tan

  • Batteries: AA & AAA

  • Sweat Pants, Blanket Throws

  • Any type of suitable small gifts

  • Small 8 to 12” artificial Christmas tree

  • Ornaments (handmade or purchased, no glass)

  • Christmas stockings

  • New men’s magazines, hand held games

  • DVD’S or CD’s, Disposable cameras

They will also be collecting the items listed above and they can be dropped off at the following locations: Livingston County Farm Bureau office ; any Bank of Pontiac location; Pontiac Chamber of Commerce or Fairbury Chamber of Commerce. Please drop off these items by November 21.

If you should have any questions, call the Farm Bureau office at 815-842-1103.

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