We started loading all the movie packets into our satellite truck Monday. Needless to say it took more than one trip and more than one person to load. Who knew DVDS and candy could weigh so much?
Then it was off to our radio partner KBUL to gather what they had collected.
We were off to Carson City, where Charley's Grilled Subs and the Carson Mall are also helping with the project.
“Our troops are, well they are there by themselves. They have their comrades in arms. They are essentially there without family and this is something that can make them feel good at Christmas,” says Jim Bagwell, owner of Charley’s Grilled Sub.
But before the packets can make it to Afghanistan, they have to get out of the satellite truck first.
We comandeered a trash cart from the mall to haul the items from outside to inside the mall
That’s where a special room has been set up to process the packets.
It took us more than a couple of trips.
On that table about 300 packets that have already been processed. The rest of the items need to be looked at, but we are confident that we reached our goal of 600 packages.
A couple of people of note, French Ford Middle School in Winnemucca, students there were able to collect 185 packets, and the one woman from Fallon who sent her husband and father in law to the station this weekend, with about a dozen packages.
KOLO 8 News Now is no longer taking “Take a Solider to the Movies” packets.
But Charley’s Grilled Subs at the Carson Mall in Carson City will take your donation until December 6th.
For a list of what to put in the packet, go to our webchannel at kolotv.com and click on Hot Topics