Cookies for Soldiers
12/9/2012 (Updated 10:51:43 PM)Many soldiers will not be able to spend the holidays at home so local families are sending special homemade treats to a base in Afghanistan to make for a happier holiday.
Dozens of people from the community brought a variety of cookies and desserts to the Ground Round in Johnson City on Sunday. Family members of the soldiers receiving the goods told us that the gesture is important for our troops.
"We want them to feel a piece of home. It's hard being away from their families. My son, his wife, his children. If we can do this, it'll make them feel that we, as Americans, appreciate what they're doing," said co-organizer Gina Rought.
Organizers say they will ship the goods on Monday so they get to the troops in time for Christmas.
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