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Rose Tufano, left, President of Cookies for Soldiers, brings a load of homemade cookies for Fran Palmer to pack in boxes.
Members of the Vero Beach based Cookies for Soldiers gathered at the Elks Lodge 1774 on Thursday to package cookies and other goodies to send to troops serving overseas. The Cookies for Soldiers group normally meets on the third Thursday of the month, but because of Thanksgiving and Christmas they will be getting together on the second Thursday instead - Dec. 12 - at 9 a.m. If you would like to bake, donate for postage or get information about the group, call Rose Tufano at (772) 778-5319.