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Office of Veteran Affairs to help ship packages

June 27, 2012
The Daily News

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Dickinson County Office of Veteran Affairs and the Office of Community Corrections have teamed up to sponsor a fund-raiser from now through Aug.1.

The fund-raiser will be used to ship packages to the 1432 National Guard Unit that has been deployed to Afghanistan from the Kingsford Armory.

Prizes include a $2,500 custom built stainless steel grill; an eight-foot picnic table; and two blankets and pillow sets.

Tickets are on sale at The Office of Veteran Affairs, Office of Community Corrections, Shiny Side Up (Patriot Rider members), Econ Foods and the White House Tavern & Grill for $10 each with a total of only 500 being sold.

The winners will be chosen on Aug. 1.

The grill was built and donated by former Dickinson area resident Don Lemin, owner of Lemin Welding Inc. in Arlington, Texas.

"He heard about the program they are doing for the soldiers through his sister, Deb, who works at Econo Foods and helps with our advertising for our Make a Difference Day Programs, and offered to make this wonderful donation to help with the cost of this program," a spokesperson said.

For further information contact Denise at 774-9920 or Chuck at 774-2820.

All proceeds will be used for the 1432 National Guard Unit only. The Office of Community Corrections and the Office of Veteran Affairs will also be drop-off sites for any items the community would like to donate for shipment to the troops.



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