Monday, November 13, 2017

Treasures for Troops at the Muir Village Market

WION Radio and Young Automotive kicked off the 4th Annual Treasures for Troops at the Muir Village Market on Monday, Nov 13th!

A warm welcome was waiting for us when we arrived in the form of a shopping cart filled with supplies that had already been donated by local shoppers.

Blue Star Mothers Volunteers helped with passing out the Shopping List to store customers and loading supplies into the Young Automotive Truck.

Volunteers did a quick inventory of donations about half way thru the evening and came up with a plan to go shopping with some donated funds from local neighbors.

Jim holding down the fort before the Shopping Spree began.

Muir Village Market Cashiers worked together to shop the store spending $100 in donations.

Seasoned Shopper and Care Packer, Brenda and her team of Blue Star Mothers went shopping for items high in protein and always in need for care packages.  They purchased some specialty items that cost a bit more, but add that special touch to a care package.  Like Chocolate and Peanut Butter!  Along with some other highly sought after meats.

Penny led the WION team accompanied by loyal local listener, Gordie B from the Lyons Fire Dept and Citizen Corps Volunteer, Debbie R.  Together this team was able to use the special sale items and all around great deals at the Muir Village Market to spend the remaining $100 donation and filling a cart almost to the top.  Items included chunky soups, mixed nuts, Little Debbie treats, and personal care items.

After all was said and done the truck was loaded up and donations taken to H.O. Steele for storage until our pack day on Sunday.  Everything you see here was donated today at the Muir Village Market or donations that were delivered to the Blue Star Mothers before Kick Off.

This is just the start of our week!  We had to get some more Shopping Lists printed tonight, and we thank S&K Printing for working late to get these to us in a hurry.  You can download and the print the list below, or pick up a copy of the list at one of our remaining pick up locations.

Tomorrow Night be sure to join us for Restaurant Night!  Visit with Blue Star Mothers and WION Friends and Family at the Lamplight Grill in Ionia or the Wagon Wheel in Portland.  Each restaurant will be giving 10% of all sales from 3pm to close to the Blue Star Mothers to help with shipping!

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