Twelve years ago, our bar manager Margie Beard took on the task of sending packages to our troops overseas. It began with a modest 14 boxes filled with many needed items that were to give some comfort and show appreciation for their service to our country. Each year Margie & her many helpers have sent boxes overseas twice a year in July and for Christmas. So many people have contributed their time, money & much needed items for our soldiers. As you can imagine, there is a tremendous amount of work and organization that goes into purchasing, packing boxes, & shipping. The biggest shipment was 252 boxes! Margie has had her own army of good souls more than willing to do whatever it takes to have pulled this off each year. The payoff has been so very rewarding for all involved. Besides the many letters received from our soldiers, Luling has also received 4 American Flags in appreciation for all they have done, which are framed and proudly displayed in the restaurant! So next time you visit the market, take a moment to look around. We could all use a little reminder of all that our troops do for our country and our freedom.
Thank you to those who have served and continue to serve.