Volunteers spent several hours last Saturday packing Christmas boxes for deployed U.S. soldiers.
According to Payson Supply Line representatives, more than 200 boxes are being mailed to deployed soldiers, thanks to all the donations, community support and volunteers.
More than 53 volunteers showed up at the event Saturday to pack Christmas bags for the troops, including members of two organizations — Soldiers Angels and Payson Supply Line.
The event was sponsored by Mazatzal Hotel and Casino, Chili’s, Payson Supply Line and Printing by George. It was the Army wife of a deployed soldier, Tressa Ortiz, who had the idea.
“I personally thank everyone that participated, and appreciate all the donations and support received for this event. A special thanks to Marti Nielson (Army mother of a deployed soldier), Alisa Gordon and Cindy Schnepp for their continual help through the entire donation drive!” Ortiz said.