Barclay to collect items for troops

Through Nov. 17, Assemblyman Will Barclay will collect items for troops at the Camillus Municipal Building.

The Pulaski Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary will send collected items to deployed military and their families.

Donations of Halloween candy, holiday treats, candy canes, individual packs of cookies and crackers, tuna kits, chicken kits, DVDs, CDs, puzzle books, writing paper, phone cards (AT&T works best), disposable cameras, puzzles, yo-yos, Frisbees, squirt guns, hand held games, miniature size foam footballs, basketballs, gum, hackie sack and handmade items are most appreciated.

Other items requested for care packages include: travel-size hygiene products such as baby wipes, soap, shampoo, deodorant, shaving items, feminine products, nail polish, nail clippers, candles, lip balm and eye drops. Also needed are power bars, granola bars, dried fruit, slim jims, beef jerky, instant soup, individual cocoa packets, powdered Gatorade, Kool-aid, coffee, individual packets of oatmeal cereal, lollipops, cards from children, fake snow and holiday wall decorations.

People may drop off items and Halloween candy at the Assembly office at 200 North Second St. in Fulton, the Camillus Municipal Building, located at 4600 W. Genesee St. and the Pulaski VFW at 4815 Salina St., Pulaski.

For the past two years, Barclay's office has collected about $1,000 worth of items and cash donations for the Pulaski VFW fundraiser. The cash donations help pay for shipping costs, which are considerable. For more information, call Barclay's office at 592-3372.

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