The Glen Ridge Library is collecting supplies, on behalf of the Red Cross, to give New Jersey troops heading for Iraq from Fort Dix.

Fort Dix has provided the following official list of items and has requested that no items be added or substituted in any way (emphasis ours). The items needed are:

  • Small, travel size shaving cream, bath soap, wet wipes, mouthwash, unscented baby powder, foot powder, shampoo, hand lotion, hand sanitizer
  • international calling cards
  • individually wrapped Twizzlers or granola bars, small cans fruit, crystal light powder
  • individually wrapped double edge, disposable razors (no loose razors) chap stick, lip balm
  • eye drops (no contact supplies)
  • women’s hygiene items
  • new music cd’s and video dvd’s, writing tablets, black ink pens, envelopes, bug guard, sun block SPF 45 or higher
  • Twizzlers? Oh right. We almost forgot that they’re kids. Items can be dropped off through Dec. 29.


    3 replies on “Twizzlers? The Red Kind or the Black Kind?”

    1. There’s actually a brown kind, too (in addition to red and black). It’s the less widely available chocolate flavor. Hershey makes Twizzlers.

    2. Also on the soldier’s list: steel-reinforced armored Hummers, full-body armor suits, and one-way airline tickets to Canada or Bahamas.

    3. Now THIS should be a ‘poll.’
      Which *flavor* do you prefer?
      – Licorice
      – Red
      – Brown

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