Niota School pitches in for veterans Special to The DPA Nov 11, 2019 Nov 11, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save Buy Now The McMinn County Veterans Service Office recently enlisted the help of Niota Elementary School on a project to put together boxes for soldiers and airmen deployed to Afghanistan. Niota Elementary made 66 boxes and also had extra supplies to help meet the project quota. Local veterans also contributed to the boxes. Each box contains powder drink mix, protein breakfast bars, candies and several other things. They also contain artwork from the kids and letters from people in the McMinn County Courthouse and veterans who have stopped by The McMinn County VSO. The boxes will be delivered to the Air Advisory Wing in Afghanistan. The goal of the project is to make sure all 177 people will receive a box on Christmas. Renee Nicolo’s Niota Elementary Pre-K class made 23 boxes and the girls basketball team made 12 boxes. Employees from the driver’s license office also contributed to the boxes. Special to The DPA As featured on Page A7 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (0) comments Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Trending Now Witt indicted for second degree murder, surrenders to authorities One dead in officer-involved shooting near Etowah Leading laps Area converges on Athens to celebrate with a 'bang' McMinn County Schools makes changes to structure of when students will return this fall Submit Your News We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on! Go to form Latest e-Edition The Daily Post-Athenian To view our latest e-Edition click the image on the left.