Local donations send jerky treats to troops


Kelly’s Deer Processing is gearing up for another Jerky for the Troops shipment.

Everyone is invited to attend Friday January 29, 2010 from noon until 3 p.m. at CK’s Place Banquet Facility on Northland Drive south of Big Rapids.

Anyone who is sponsoring a solider anywhere in the world will be greeted with appetizers, soft drinks and shipping boxes waiting to be labeled. You may bring personal items for your soldier, add them to a box of “Jerky Worth Fighting For” along with the latest copy of Hooks and Bullets outdoor magazine. Each box will then be closed and labeled and taken to the local Post Offices for immediate delivery to soldiers all over the world. Some of this years jerky will be marked for two local units out of Muskegon.

Many more boxes will be available for any soldier until the jerky is all gone. So please come early to this event and help us send “Jerky to the Troops”.

The employees at Kelly’s have been busy cutting and trimming donated venison all season. Thousands of pounds of venison and thousands of dollars in cash together equals over 1,000 pre-packed half-pound packages of tasty Michigan venison jerky. This “Jerky for the Troops” is now ready for shipment.

Donations for postage are still needed to complete this year’s efforts. So please help us help the soldiers by bringing a donation for postage. We are planning on sending 75 to 100 boxes at this time.

This has all been made possible through the efforts of: Jeff Morey and his Family Support Group, the Sanctuary Game Ranch, Little Town Jerky, Challenger Game Ranch, The Hired Guns from Camp Swampy, Hooks and Bullets Magazine, Bill Beach Antler Mounts, SCI National and many other generous companies and individuals.

For more information about this years “Jerky for the Troops” and to find out how you can help us send this Jerky please call Colin Kelly at (231) 796-5414.

CK’s Place Banquet Facility is located at 11515 Northland Drive, 3 miles south of the city of Big Rapids.

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