9th Year Of Goodies For Our Troops

07.22.13 | Abby Lutcher

Goodies for Our Troops, whose headquarters is right in downtown Wellsboro, entered it's 9th year this weekend. The group has been sending packages overseas since July 2005.  This weekend, they were at it again, starting their ninth full year. Dawn Pletcher, who runs the effort, says this time around, a local soldier who's been a recipient of these packages came home and surprised his family and her. “Whenever any of them come home, it just means so much that they would take time out of their family...just to see us,” she says.  “It was wonderful.  There’s nothing like homecoming.” The volunteers will spend this weekend wrapping the different goodies, and over the next month they'll group them into about 150 packages. The next packaging event will be held the weekend of August 16.