On behalf of the Willard High School Student Council, we would like to acknowledge all Willard students, teachers and area residents who participated in and contributed to our Christmas service project, "Operation Thank-a-Soldier."
Our original goal was to send 50 packages to American service men and women stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan; however, because of everyone's generosity, we shipped 68 Christmas packages that we chock full of all kinds of goodies.
We would especially like to acknowledge the Willard Rotary Club whose generous donation helped to cover the cost of postage; the employees of the Willard Post Office who were so helpful in processing all the boxes and getting them shipped out quickly; Mr. Rod Cok for allowing us to solicit donations on Dec. 5 at Drug Mart, and the area residents who contributed to our project there; as well as the students and teachers who helped to sort, pack and address boxes after school on Dec. 10.
This truly was a community effort and together, we proved that if everyone does a little bit, we can accomplish so much. We have made this season shine a little brighter.