Boxes Headed to Afghanistan

Packing boxes for shipment to Afghanistan are left to right, Joyce Charboneau, Candy Combs, Paula Ferguson, and Joan Ferguson

Five boxes packed full of all types of goodies are on their way to our favorite Marine Sargeant.   

 Over the past several months, the Boonville Historical Club collected various items for soldiers in Afghanistan. Five large packages, totaling over 138 pounds, are now on their way to 1st Sgt. Christopher Combs, USMC, a nephew of club member Joan Ferguson. Chris will distribute the articles to soldiers in his command.      

Paula packs a box tightly

 On Thursday morning, December 10, Joan and her sister (Christopher’s mother) Candy Combs, and Joan’s daughter Paula Ferguson, joined club president Joyce Charboneau and vice president Judy Routson to prepare the boxes for shipment. The articles consisted of toiletries, foodstuffs, and reading materials.  The reading materials alone totaled over 78 pounds, and the total cost to ship all the boxes amounted to nearly $90. The club would like to thank everyone who donated articles for the soldiers or funds for postage. At the same time, however, we’d like to emphasize that this is an ongoing project and will continue indefinitely. 

According to President Charboneau, she would like to send a box overseas every month. While we continue to collect articles to send, monetary donations are also being solicited to help defray postage. For more information contact Joyce Charboneau at 942-4835 or send an email to    

Candy and Joan struggle to tape a box securely.

Candy fills out Post Office paperwork to ship cartons overseas.


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