‘Holiday Gifts for Soldiers’ drive scheduled Saturday in Food Lion parking lot

Friends of the late Anna Foultz will host a food and supply drive in the parking lot of the Ocean Pines Food Lion this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

The drive is part of “Holiday Gifts for Soldiers” event originated by Foultz and her late husband, Carl, more than a decade ago. Anna Foultz passed away in September and volunteers from the Star Charities nonprofit she founded vowed to continue the drive, one last time, in her honor.   

Volunteers placed collection containers across the Ocean Pines, Berlin and Ocean City area at the beginning of October, including in the lobbies of the Ocean Pines administration building and community center. The drive collects nonperishable items to send to men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces stationed overseas. 

Collection containers are marked with a list of the most requested items, which include baby powder and foot powder; black and white cotton socks; chewing gum; powdered Crystal light, ice tea and Gatorade; Slim Jims, nuts and other nonperishable snacks; games like checkers, backgammon, chess and dominos; tooth paste and brushes; feminine products; and small paperbacks. Do not place any perishable items, glass, hotel samples (as they do not include a list of ingredients that might cause allergies) or pork products in the containers.   

The drive at Food Lion on Saturday will collect the same type of items. 

For more information on “Holiday Gifts for Our Soldiers,” contact Barb Peletier at 443-896-4914. 

Additionally, Ocean Pines and friends of Anna Foultz on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. will rededicate the Marlin Room of the community center on 235 Ocean Parkway in honor of Foultz. A remembrance will follow in the Assateague Room of the community center until 5 p.m.  

Marked containers collecting “Holiday Gifts for Our Soldiers” are placed throughout the community during the month of October. The collection honors the late Anna Foultz, who started the drive more than a decade ago.

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