AUBURN – Walton School is forging ahead with its project to support its “adopted” servicemen until the day they return home.

The school’s servicemen consist of fathers, uncles, cousins or other relatives of Walton Elementary School students. The school continues to send packages each month to their 12 adoptees.

The public is encouraged to drop off donated items to Hannaford Supermarket, Spring Street, or to Walton School at 92 Mary Carroll St.

Items such as white socks, hard candy, crackers, cookies, gum, nuts, shampoo, lotions, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, baby wipes, wet naps, foot powder, vitamins, paperback novels, CDs, disposal cameras, breakfast bars, snack foods, coffee, international phone cards and other items would be appreciated.

Students also need money to continue to send the packages. Those who would prefer to offer a gift of money to help with postage can make a check payable to Walton PTO, c/o Colleen Rioux, 92 Mary Carroll St., Auburn, ME 04210.

During the past year, the student body sent a giant message on a 30″ by 50″ scroll to the servicemen of the Maine Army National Guard’s HSC 133rd Battalion. The scroll consisted of drawings and well wishes to the soldiers from every student and teacher in the school.

Cards and letters have been sent as well as the packages each month. The students will work on holiday stockings, ornaments and cards to be shipped along with a care package to the soldiers during the holiday season.

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