Supporting the troops
In September 2005, a Troop Box Gift Box project was initiated at the Penn Yan Moose Lodge to lend support to our military men and women serving overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The first shipment consisted of donations from not only Moose Lodge members but from the community of Penn Yan, as well.
From that first shipment in 2005 to the most recent one on Nov. 7, the Moose Lodge has sent a total of 1,086 boxes in 18 different shipments to our military personnel.
Those who work on the project each year say they are proud to support the troops while they fight to defend our citizens’ freedom.