Second grade students at Royalton-Hartland Elementary School recently completed a family project filling comfort boxes for our military. All the students in Mrs. Monaco’s, Mrs. Johnson’s, Mrs. LaMacchia’s, Mrs. Owens’ and Mrs. Konstanty’s second-grade classrooms collected comfort items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant sticks, bars of soap, white socks, puzzle books, decks of playing cards, paper and envelopes, hard candy, gum and packets of drink mix.
Each child also made a thank you card for the servicemen and women. The students were delighted to see how fast the comfort boxes filled up. When they finished packing them, they had put together 21 comfort boxes.
Marty Ulrich, Americanism chairman for Clute-Phillips American Legion Auxiliary Unit 938 in Middleport, picked up the boxes for shipping. The boys and girls were excited to learn how surprised the military will be when they receive the boxes. The students wanted to send the boxes now, in the summer, because they know a lot of people remember the military at holiday time, but not so much now. This family project was so successful, the teachers are considering doing it again next year.