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I would love to help. Cant be there everyday but want to be involved. Thanks.
I am getting more information from Molly's Adopt a Sailor for the Aug. 20th packing party. Quite excited! Remember to start writing your cards of encouragement now, and if you have any younger kids at home who like to draw, keep them busy! Nothing makes those deployed more happy than getting a "boatload" of hand written notes and cards decorated from the heart. Right now, please go to your post office and ask for a small stack of the LARGE flat rate military boxes, customs forms and the sticky plastic holders for the customs forms. Will also need priority mail tape or clear plastic tape. Lots of stickers for cards and boxes. I'll have the requests of what that month's group needs soon.
Can't wait to meet you at the packing party!
CURRENT SCHEDULE (subject to change, so keep checking back):
MONDAY, August 15
6:00pm - "Dinner With a Sailor!"; Charbono's Restaurant, Avon
(Social time 6:00-6:30pm; Dinner at 6:30pm) We’ll host about 12 Sailors and a VIP. Dress code is summer white uniforms for military and “nice casual” for civilians. Additional details are on the Events calendar - please make your RSVP there (LINK).
TUESDAY, August 16
9:00am - Wreath Laying at the USS Indianapolis Memorial; Downtown Indy
Attendees include survivors and their families, admiralty, Navy Band, and other dignitaries.
7:00pm - "Manning the Rails" at the Indianapolis Indians Baseball Game; Downtown Indy
Sea Cadets will be the color guard and Sailors will line the base paths for the Nat'l Anthem performed by the Navy Chorus; Leap Frogs parachute team will jump. (The swear-in will NOT happen). If you'd like tickets, let me know.
WEDNESDAY, August 17
11:30pm - "Mom Brings My Lunch"
Navy For Moms will provide lunch for Seabees and other Sailors constructing a Habitat for Humanity home. We'll provide HOMESTYLE food and desserts, like only MOM can make! Details are on the Events calendar - please make your RSVP there (LINK).
SATURDAY, August 20
11:45am – 3:45pm - "Family Picnic"; Calvary United Methodist Church; Brownsburg
Packing party with Sailors of care packages to be sent by Molly's Adopt-A-Sailor, followed by grilling out and some friendly BINGO for prizes! Details are on the Events calendar - please make your RSVP there (LINK).
YOU CAN NOW MAKE RSVPs TO NAVY WEEK EVENTS BY VISITING THESE LINKS:
Dinner in Avon - Aug 15, 6:00pm Social time, 6:30pm Dining
Taking Lunch to Sailors - Aug 17, 11:30-12:30, Downtown Indy
Molly's Packing Party & BINGO - Aug 20, 11:30am-3:30pm, Brownsburg
The dinner is limited to 30, so please respond soon.
It'd be wonderful to have several moms attend the lunch for the Habitat for Humanity crew. But, if you can't be there in person, we still need food sent (we're serving 15 sailors).
I still don't know if free tickets will be available for the Indians baseball game on Tuesday night, but will post as soon as I do. Of course, you can message me or post any questions you have. Thanks! k.
Details on the Packing Party for Molly's Adopt-a-Sailor! We'll be joined by Sailors in from the fleet and afterward, we'll grill out and play some friendly BINGO.
You can help by:
1) Attending with your family.
2) Bringing a dish to share.
3) Contributing gift cards as prizes for our Sailors.
PLEASE LEAVE AN RSVP HERE - WITH A COMMENT OF HOW YOU'D LIKE TO PARTICIPATE. I'll make sure you get the details you need. Thanks! Kaye S.
PS: you can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Not attending? Send me a gift card in any amount from Wal-Mart, Target, drugstores, grocery stores, or Dollar Tree. Message me and I'll send you my mailing address.
Attending? Bring any of the items listed below... get friends, relatives, coworkers, or other folks to help.
nuts--all kinds and flavors
single drink mixes
individual-sized bottled water
chips (not in bags - like Pringles)
peanut butter (any size)
saltines (box w/ a single sleeve)
peanut butter crackers
cookies in small boxes
FULL-SIZED FOR EVERYTHING
toothpaste (preferably not Colgate)
single packaged toothbrushes
lip balm (small 'pots' like Carmex - not lipstick types)
shaving gel in tube (no aerosol cans)
UNSIGNED greeting cards w/ envelopes (for mailing home)
books of word puzzles or sodoku
stickers to mail to kids back home
plain white stationery/paper
NO BOOKS OR MAGAZINES THIS TIME
home-sewn pillowcases from 1yd of 44-45" fabric -or- white pillowcases that have been tie-dyed
AND LOTS & LOTS OF CARDS AND LETTERS WRITTEN TO THE SAILORS BY EVERYONE! LET THE KIDS COLOR AND DRAW PICTURES TOO!