10 Photos | They showed for the troops Sunday in Patchogue


Hundreds of people showed up at The Emporium Sunday for this year’s second massive military care package pack-out for troops stationed aboard.

The events are organized by Boots on the Ground NY of Ronkonkoma, a military support group.

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This is the second bi-annual pack-out the group runs at The Emporium in Patchogue Village.

The January pack-out drew 1,300 people to the Railroad Avenue concert hall and they packed 74,000 pounds of supplies for the troops.

Figures for Sunday’s pack-out were not immediately available, though Frank Bania of Boots on the Ground NY said the winter events have been larger than the summer ones

At each event, attendees are asked to bring items for the care packages. There’s also a free buffet and $5 donations collected at the door cover the cost of shipping the care packages.