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Troop stocking project underway

November 13, 2019
By John Speer - Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

A bit of Christmas joy for a U.S. Air Force Squadron spending the holiday season on duty in Afghanistan is being prepared for the 5th annual stocking project locally.

The stocking idea was born in 2015 when Terry and her husband Eric Lyons' son U.S. Air Force Major Ty Lyon was stationed at Bagram, Afghanistan, at Christmas time. A fellow crew had just been lost while delivering supplies when the idea of the stockings came up.

The stockings are filled with useful and holiday items and mailed to the squadron in time for Christmas.

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U.S. Air Force Squadron sent this photo last year after receiving stockings.
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Donations including chapsticks, yo-yo's Lifesavers and individually wrapped candies, gum, tins of mints, jerky sticks, granola bars/breakfast bars, dry soup mixes, hot chocolate, tea, Emergen C, microwave popcorn, travel size of personal care items, small (purse size) flashlights, Christmas cards as well as cash to aid in the project.

Items may be left at The State Bank of Toledo, Lincoln Savings Bank and Pinnacle Bank.



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