'Care Packages From Home' effort ends
A local effort to send donations of food, personal items and gifts to U.S. military troops in Afghanistan and Iraq has ended, an organizer said Wednesday.
Beverly Soldan said she and her daughter, Tina Burnham, of Franklin, started collecting contributions seven or eight years ago. Donations, which were left at The Daily Star, have "fizzled out" in the past two years, she said.
"It's a shame because there are still soldiers over there," Soldan said. "We were grateful for everything we got over the years."