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Local Soldier Thanks Community for Support

May 10, 2011

Volunteers gathered at the Franklin Public Library on April 30th to sew pillowcases for US troops. During the day-long event they completed 103 pillowcases, with some volunteers taking fabric home to continue the work.

 

Some of the pillowcases will be included in care packages being assembled on May 23rd for delivery to those serving in combat zones. Pillowcases are also for sale to the public to raise funds to ship the care packages. They are available in the lobby of the Franklin Public Library at 9151 W Loomis Rd.

 

Donations are also needed to purchase pocket-size, on-the-go snack food items for the care packages such as, tuna packed in foil pouches, Propell drink mix tubes, Jack Link Beef Jerky Steaks, Dentyne gum, nuts and trail mix. New or gently used, good-condition DVDs, Playstation 3/Xbox 360 games and books are also desired by the troops. A group of Marines currently deployed to Afganistan has requested new or good-condition, used baseball gloves. Handwritten letters of appreciation or colorful pictures drawn by children are welcome also. A donation barrel for these items is in the library next to the pillowcase display.

 

The volunteers at the pillowcase sewing event were honored with a visit by Major Jeffery Ignatowski, a 1995 Franklin High School grad, who is deployed to Afghanistan, but in town for a brief visit during his 2-week R&R. Major Ignatowski wanted to thank the volunteers for all the support provided to his battalion. This support included many boxes of holiday decorations (because the Army supplied ones went missing en route somewhere in Pakistan), more than 12,000 home baked cookies, pillowcases, books and handmade cards for the troops to send messages home to family & friends. As a logistics officer Major Ignatowski was able to coordinate the delivery of these items to troops serving at remote combat outposts in the mountains of Afghanistan. Major Ignatowski appeared before the volunteers in his Dress Blues uniform as he was on his way to friend’s wedding where he was serving as groomsman.

 

Before departing the library Major Ignatowski was presented with a Quilt of Valor to thank him for his service to our country. Witnessing this tribute were Jeff’s parents, Jim and Jackie, who reside in Franklin, his wife Kate, daughter Isabelle, son Owen. They all look forward to the end of Jeff’s current deployment in July and his safe return home to Fort Campbell in Kentucky.

 

See attached document for photos of this event and Major Ignatowski.

 

For additional information contact Karen Grochowski at

bdgrbudyfranklin@sbcgobal.net

414-529-3149 (h)

414-801-3149 (m)

 

 

 

 

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