Members of the Austintown Senior Center have pulled together to send some Christmas joy to troops serving overseas during the holidays. They sent out a care package last week, filled with games, cards, snacks, and personal hygiene items.
"All items were donated by the members of the Austintown Senior Center," said Austintown Township Trustee Lisa Oles. "We collected the items over a period of five days."
The three local soldiers who will be receiving the care packages are Jeffrey Davis, Vince Testa and Jesse Strickland.
Oles said this is the second year the members have pulled together to brighten a few servicemen's holiday. Oles said she brought the idea to the Center last year and the seniors loved it. This year it means even more with the new Veterans' Corner at the Center.