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A Holiday Milestone: Operation Santa Fills 200,000th Stocking

BLOOMINGTON - Operation Santa has reached a major milestone this Veterans Day.
BLOOMINGTON - Operation Santa has reached a major milestone this Veterans Day.

The tradition to send goodie filled stockings to soldiers overseas has just reached its 200,000th sock.

Volunteers celebrated the moment Monday morning.

Operation Santa has been taking action for troops for nearly a decade.

Since they can't come home for the holidays, soldiers receive a stocking complete with handwritten notes, and treats like Girl Scout cookies, playing cards, and even a pair of new white socks.

“It's very special, and I think our team, it just brings us all together,” said volunteer Roger Wolf.  “It really does and hopefully it will spread."

More than 10,000 stockings are being shipped to soldiers this week.

Operation Santa says thanks to the community support, this year's mission is a success.


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