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Ohio Department of Agriculture plans to send Christmas trees to soldiers overseas

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Growers from throughout the state donated Christmas trees, which have been inspected by the ODA.

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — American soldiers stationed overseas could have an opportunity to expertise the vacation season this yr. 

The Ohio Department of Agriculture and the nonprofit Ohio Christmas Tree Association partnered to host their annual “Operation Evergreen” occasion in Reynoldsburg Wednesday.  

Growers from throughout the state donated Christmas trees, which have been inspected by the ODA. Those trees will then be shipped to soldiers internationally. 

In addition, volunteers from colleges, church buildings and veterans’ teams created decorations to be certain that soldiers have all the things to rejoice the vacations. 

“It is one small manner we might help say thanks to these women and men who sacrifice time at house with their households for the better good of serving our nation,” mentioned ODA Director Dorothy Pelanda. 

OCTA has delivered Christmas trees to troops stationed overseas since 1995. 

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