Albia Knights collect items for troops

Tim Sheehan, left, and Larry Johnson pose with boxes of toiletries and other items donated for military members.

The Albia Knights of Columbus recently held a collection for items for each of Monroe County’s troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Knights of Columbus placed boxes for the collection in the back of the four Catholic churches in Monroe County, and in two weeks, the boxes were full. Most-needed items include paper tissues, wipes, soap and gum. Someone made a generous donation of cash.  The boxes were delivered to the local post office Nov. 9 and will be received by military personnel by Christmas.

The Knights of Columbus thank those who worked on or donated to this project, especially the eighth-grade religious education class at St. Mary Parish in Albia, Jim & Charlie’s Affiliated Foods in Albia, Pamida store in Albia, and Peoples National Bank.

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