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Southland Academy sending soldiers Christmas packages

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

An Americus school is sending troops overseas something special for the holiday season. 

Southland Academy K3 and K4 classes adopted a platoon of soldiers in Afghanistan to send care packages for Christmas. Each bag is filled with items like handmade cards, snacks and flashlights.

The soldiers also requested hard candy for their gift.. so they can pass them out to the children in Afghanistan.

"These young men and young women are away from their family this Christmas and this is a way for these women to share and make it special for them and have a gift from home," said Beth Carroll.

The students gave the care packages to Beth Carroll, the parent of a soldier and former Southland Academy parent. Carroll will be sending the packages Monday and are expected to arrive to the platoon just in time for Christmas.

There are 29 bags total. The students were able to see pictures of the soldiers they are sending the packages to.

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