BOLTON LANDING - Area citizens are encouraged to donate a variety of goods and non-perishable foods to be sent to National Guard soldiers stationed overseas.
A collection receptacle for these donations has been placed in the entrance of Bolton Town hall by the Bolton Senior Citizens group, which is coordinating the local donation effort.
Bolton's donations will be added to the donations from other Warren County senior groups before being packaged for delivery.
Pat and Bob Pratt are the Town of Bolton's representatives to the Warren County Office of the Aging, and the Pratts and other representatives to the county agency will be bringing the donated supplies to its monthly meeting.
Guidelines for suggested donations are: personal hygiene products; flea collars and powder; small size cans - with pop-top lids - of food like tuna, beans and franks, pasta products and chili; plastic utensils and plates; greeting cards; paper and pens; paperback books; puzzle books, Frisbees and balls; flip-flop sandals; small flashlights and batteries; dried fruits and nuts; hard candy; instant drinks; energy and breakfast bars; and boxes of soup.
A more complete list is taped to the underside of the donation receptacle lid in the town hall. No glass containers, chocolate or pork products will be accepted.
The Pratts express thanks in advance for donations to the soldiers.