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Valentine's Day cards made by local youngsters sent to troops overseas

 

February 10, 2017

Photo by Pam Martin The Niwot Cookie Moms (back row, left to right): Cheryl DeLong, Kathy Koehler, Yvonne Iden, Bernadette Ryle, Mary Sokol, Karen Copperberg, Linda Vanderpoel, Maureen Miller and Vicki Osgood. Middle row (l to r): Betty Cox, Diane Swartz, Pat Murphy, Laura Schafer and in the stars-and-stripes apron, Patty Strecker.

Years ago the Niwot Cookie Moms developed a holiday tradition of using their baking skills to show appreciation for US troops serving overseas. This year those baked confections were joined by dozens of Valentine’s Day cards, all made by local youngsters to be shipped out in about 25 care packages.

The boxes will go out to military personnel stationed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa and South Korea, as well as on ships in the near and far east.

Area children participated, including preschoolers at Smiling Faces Academy in Longmont, who carefully dipped their feet in paint to make footprint...



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