Troop Box Ministries holds fund-raiser at golf course

The Cedar Trace Golf Club in Owensville hosted a fund-raiser Saturday, May 8 for the Troop Box Ministry, an organization that sends monthly gift boxes to American soldiers.

Founded by Diana Lawrence and Jean Johnston of Hamersville, the group has been active since 2001 and now sends 75 boxes each month to soldiers who are far from home.

“We send personal care items, food, socks, T-shirts. Anything that will ship we send,” said Lawrence as she stood behind the dining room bar overseeing the lunch served to the golfers.

“There are restrictions,” she said. “No alcohol, no aerosols.”