UNK students send their appreciation, holiday cheer to military members serving overseas

Saturday, November 12th 2022, 10:06 AM CST  •  By UNK Communications

KEARNEY – The weather outside was frightful – for early November – but the scene was quite delightful inside the University of Nebraska at Kearney residence hall.

“Jingle Bell Rock,” “Here Comes Santa Claus” and other festive tunes played as students created colorful Christmas cards in one room. In another room – past the sparkling tree, wreaths and poinsettias – they lined up to fill cardboard boxes with goodies.

By the end of the night, there were 336 care packages ready to be delivered to U.S. military members stationed overseas.

For the past 10 years, the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority has hosted its annual Sisters for Soldiers event to thank service members for their sacrifices and send holiday cheer to the men and women who will spend this time away from their families.

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