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Shoe Sensation sponsoring Socks for the Troops

| December 10, 2014

COSHOCTON – The holidays are a tough time to be away from family and friends.  This is no exception for the country’s military personnel. A small gesture can go a long way in providing them with comfort during the holidays.

That’s why area business Shoe Sensation, located in the Downtowner Plaza on Second Street, is encouraging area residents to purchase socks and boot laces that will be sent to military personnel serving overseas.

Any person who has served in the military, particularly in difficult conditions, knows the importance of keeping their feet dry and warm, or dry and cool. While the military does provide clothing including socks, having a few extra pairs is something those in the armed forces consider a special treat and is one of the top requests of U.S. personnel overseas. Extra shoe and boot laces also come in handy and aren’t always easy to obtain. Shoe Sensation manager and Coshocton native, Denise Hardy, said the store is collecting these items to show support for the American Military overseas, particularly as the holiday season approaches.

“We appreciate the sacrifices our armed forces and their families make in their personal lives in order to protect our safety and our country’s interests. This is our first time doing a sock drive for our troops. This is one way we can show our appreciation to the men and ladies who serve in our armed forces.

Socks and laces may be purchased anywhere and dropped off at the Shoe Sensation store in the Downtowner Plaza. Any regular priced socks or laces purchased at the store will be discounted for donation.

Socks for the Troops will run now through the end of December. Monetary donations to help with shipping fees will also be accepted.

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