Potsdam Elks collecting candy bars to give out to de-planing soldiers
POTSDAM -- Potsdam Elks Lodge #2074 is doing a candy bar drive through the month of February.
The candy bars collected will be donated to the Fort Drum USO primarily for distribution to soldiers as they deplane at Fort Drum from overseas deployments.The USO operates the "There When They Land" snack bar at the Fort Drum airfield and has found that one of the first requests returning soldiers have is for candy bars unavailable otherwise.
Candy bars will also be available for redeploying Service Members, Active Duty Service Members and recruits at the Fort Drum Main Center and, in the future, at the planned USO Center at the Syracuse Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS).
Donations of funds or candy bars can be delivered to the Potsdam Elks Lodge located at 10 Elm Street in Potsdam or sent to the Lodge at PO Box 415, Potsdam NY 13676-0415. Questions may be directed to Mary at 315-566-9058 or Bruce at 315-212-0248. We support our troops."