Business, elementary school provide treats for overseas troops - KCTV5

Business, elementary school partner to provide treats for overseas troops

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Sending care packages to troops overseas has become a time-honored tradition for communities across the country. One area business is partnering with a school to do just that - help out deployed service members.

Gill Studios in Lenexa, KS, has been producing graphics of all kinds, like bumper stickers, for decades. For more than 20 years they've also been producing care packages for our military men and women serving overseas.

Kevin Sprague works in the shipping department of the company. His son, Eric, is deployed to Afghanistan.

"They like stuff. If they don't have time to get to the mess hall, they can cook their dried soup, canned soup, something they can stuff in their pockets, some peanuts, some jerky, something they can carry around with them," Sprague said.

With Halloween coming up, employee Kim Doughty thought she'd enlist the students in her grandson's second-grade class at Moonlight Elementary in Gardner, KS, to help decorate the bags in their latest shipment.

"It helps them to be a better citizen and to help people that need help out there, instead of just thinking about themselves all the time," Doughty said.

As a veteran, KCTV5's Jonathan Carter can honestly say it's a big deal when the care packages roll in. As for the kids, they took a little extra time decorating the bags.

"I put camouflage and stars, like a little line, and then one side's green and one side's black, then (I put) stars on the top," student Kevin Crowell said.

It was all in a day's work for the kids at school and the people at Gill Studios, but it's work going a long way - literally and figuratively - to boost the morale for service members halfway around the world.

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