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Send Treats To American Troops Through Kiwanis of Park Forest

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Kiwanis of Park Forest introduces “Treats for the Troops.” (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- If you’re looking for tasty news, we have some. Kiwanis of Park Forest has picked a new approach to peanut day, this one benefiting American troops.

The sight of Kiwanians wearing bright orange vests is familiar to most, volunteers out pitching individual serving-size bags of peanuts in exchange for donations at various locations. Rolling down a car window, emptying the extra change from the console of the vehicle, community members know they can support Peanut Day, knowing the funds raised go toward many good causes that benefit youth, scholarships, and many other services.

This year, Kiwanis of Park Forest introduced a new initiative by sending boxes of peanuts and/or gummy bears to the troops overseas. Calling it “Treats for the Troops,” the care packages are a highly successful morale booster for servicemen and women.

“We are proud to be a part of this program,” Kiwanian Diana Bailey said. “Each donor will be acknowledged and listed in the shipment to the troops. A special mention will also be included at the Kiwanis Pancake Day Event on October 6th.”

Individuals can also purchase cases with packs of peanuts and/or gummy bears for individual use. A peanut case includes 100- ¾ oz. packs of peanuts. A Gummy Bear case includes 50-1.5 oz. bags per carton.

Need peanuts to take to the ball park? Looking for Gummy Bears for the kids? Purchase them through Kiwanis of Park Forest and support the great work this organization does every day. Can’t afford a case by yourself? Go in with friends and family members, either for yourselves, or send “Treats for the Troops!”

These are some of the businesses sponsoring the program:

Chicago Heights: Big Apple
Olympia Fields: Bizio’s
Orland Park: Anjee Salon
Park Forest: Dunagain’s Irish Pub, eNews Park Forest, Johnny’s Sandwich Shop, Kennedy Auto, Ken’s Liquors, Michael Jordan Insurance , Southland Caterers, and Tower Cleaners
Richton Park: Chicago Dough, and Domino’s Pizza

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