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October 10, 2018

Hey Everyone!

10dollarsCan you spare packs of single-serve snacks, like nuts, beef jerky, protein bars, snack-sized oreos, or pistachios? If so, you can donate them to Operation Stars & Stripes (

This nonprofit organization seeks to support active duty personnel, reservists, national guardsmen, veterans, and their families by offering support and encouragement through:

* Care packages while he/she works under difficult conditions overseas.

* Assistance domestically to enhance the quality of life of service members, veterans, and their families.

* Increasing public awareness and understanding of the hardships of the America’s military sons and daughters.

The organization was founded in 2001 in memory of Vietnam War hero, Major George Thompson. Over 100,000 packages have been sent to our deployed troops.

They will also be collecting new toys and gift cards for the wounded warriors here on the Homefront and the families
of our heroes.

Mail donations to:
Rosalyn-Sue Smith, President
Operation Stars & Strips, Inc
483 Old Canton Road
Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30068

Visit their site to see all the different ways you
can help: Operation Stars & Strips

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Hint 1: Lollipop As A Drink Stirrer

Hey, this could be fun for kids and adults! Use lollipops in cocktails and other party beverages in place of your traditional drink stirrers. The lollipop will also add a bit of fun color to your drink.
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To slice avocados for salads or guacamole, split them in half, remove the pit by whacking it with the heel of your knife and twisting it out, then slice it directly in the skin using the tip of a paring knife or chef's knife. When you then scoop it out with a spoon, you'll have slices ready to go, with less mess than trying to fiddle with slippery peeled avocado a cutting board.
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