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Donations for troops to be taken at Rock ‘N Wheels

Published: Friday, July 19, 2013 3:07 p.m. CDT

ADDISON – During Addison’s weekly Rock ‘N Wheels event, food and personal care donations will be collected to support the troops.

For the first time, Addison will hold an evening dedicated to the troops during the Salute the Troops Night. The event will be held 6 to 9 p.m. July 18 on the Village Green, east of Village Hall, 1 Friendship Plaza.

Participants are asked to donate nonperishable and personal care items to the Lisle-based nonprofit Operation Support Our Troops, Inc. The organization ships care packages consisting of the donated items to more than 5,000 military personnel each year.

“Many residents in Addison and nearby communities want to help our troops, but just don’t know how to,” said Don Weiss, director of community relations for the Village of Addison. “Here is a great opportunity to do something that will have a direct benefit to those men and women serving our country, by donating to Operation Support Our Troops.”

Also present at the event will be the DeVry Military Resource Club, the Addison VFW Color Guard, radio personality at 95.9 The River Danielle Tufano and performers Joe Kalish and Southern Jack.

For information about the event and about weekly Addison events, go to www.ItHappensInAddison.com.

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