Kane students collect items for deployed soldiers

As a project to coincide with Veterans Day on Friday, the National Honor Society at Kane Area High School is collecting items for local soldiers deployed overseas.The students are accepting items during homeroom period. Students who donate an items will have a chance to win a "mystery prize."Community members also are encouraged to donate. Collection boxes have been placed in the lobby at the elementary, middle and high schools. Parents are asked to bring items with them to the schools when they attend conferences with teachers today and Friday.Food/snack items include: beef jerky, Slim Jims, pepperoni, packages of nuts and dried fruit, snack packages of potato chips, trail mix, peanut butter or cheese crackers, cupcakes, power bars, protein bars, granola bars, oatmeal, packages of soup and other snacks.Other items include: hard candies, cough drops, jelly beans, Jell-O, apple sauce, fruit and pickles. Packaged chicken, turkey, tuna and salmon also are accepted as well as Gatorade and Crystal Light, Kool Aid and Country Time lemonade to add to their bottled water.Personal care items accepted for the soldiers include: travel size shampoo, conditioner, hand or body lotion, Q-Tips, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, dental floss, disposable razors, shaving gel, deodorant, baby powder, foot powder, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, Chap-stick, Blistek, Vaseline and moist towelettes.Other items include insect repellant, foot warmers, pens, playing cards, puzzles, white tube socks, Kleenex, magazines, books, disposable cameras and gallon-size zip-lock bags..See full article by purchasing the Nov. 10 edition of The Kane Republican.