Hopatcong students make Christmas stockings for troops overseas

HOPATCONG, NJ (Sussex County) – A group of students from Hopatcong made 40 Christmas stockings that will be sent to U.S. troops stationed overseas.

The Hopatcong Tri-M Music Honor Society and the Hopatcong Middle School Student Council continued their participation with Supplies for Soldiers, a “mission to raise awareness of the needs of our service men and women who are bravely serving our country overseas and our veterans here at home.”

For three weeks, the students collected socks, gum, mints, hand warmers, candy, glove liners, and other assorted “stocking stuffer” items for the soldiers.

Teachers and students from the Middle School and Tulsa Trail School signed or created thank you cards for the soldiers that were also included in the stockings. 

Advisors Joanne Canizaro and Kurt Zimmermann said, “they are extremely proud of the students, who collected the items, decorated, assembled and sent the stockings for shipment almost completely by themselves.”

Their goal was to fill 25 stockings, but the students collected enough to complete 40 Christmas stockings. 

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(Photo: Courtesy Hopatcong School District)