Friday, May 30, 2008

Blessings Friday: Tunes 4 the Troops

My sister Connie, my niece Shauna, and I are collecting CDs and DVDs to send to deployed soldiers overseas.

We learned about the Tunes 4 the Troops program via CNN news last week.

Kaylee Marie Radzyminski organized this effort—and she’s only 16 years old. I’m very impressed by her generous service to others.

If you’d like to help, you can find more information here. They provide a list of collection points, but you can mail your offerings to their address as follows:

Tunes 4 the Troops
P.O. Box 2008

Cleveland, TN 37320

Speaking of the troops, I forgot to share the cupcakes we made for our neighbors for Memorial Day. Each family received a blue plate of white cupcakes flecked inside with red and blue candy bits mixed in the batter as well as sprinkled on top of the white frosting.

The cupcake papers are festooned with red and blue stars and fun “fireworks” picks finished the presentation.


Kristi said...

What a great idea on the CDs!!!

Where did you get the firework pics for the cupcakes? They really make the cakes!

Storybook Woods said...

What a great idea, thank you for sharing. Love the cute cup cakes. xoxox CLarice

Yummers! said...

How could your biggest fan miss that many posts??? Sorry... just read them all and got caught up on the creative life of Junie Moon.

I love the DVDs for the troops. Have to get Boyd to look through ours (or I might give away his war and science fiction movies... tee-hee).

More cupcakes for the neighbors means you're running aroung naked again. They are sooooooo pretty... the cupcakes! As is the apron and the fabric that I must go to JoAnn's to find some today. It has houses on it and it's red = my house.

Oooo... and another Junie Moon foot for my shoe book. Thanks!

Pat said...

I've donated CD's to that cause too, June. I'm a big Bo Bice fan(American Idol Season 4), and his fan site promoted giving a copy his new CD called "See The Light" to the troops through this program and another one. Thousands were sent. He's also performed live in Iraq and Afganistan through "Stars and Stripes" which brings performers over, and he's going back in October. I believe Bo's half brother is a Marine serving in Iraq.

Those cupcakes are so cute! They would be great for The Fourth of July too!

Hugs, Pat

rohanknitter said...

Oh that is great, thanks for sharing that!
Cute cupcakes!

Cat said...

Okay I want to be your neighbor ;-)
I love the idea for the troops. I think I'll go and organize my CDs.


Thimbleanna said...

You're awesome June! So kind and caring. Beautiful cupcakes too!

Anne Fannie said...

Cute cupcakes! They look yummy and decorated so festive!
Love, Ann

Ginger said...

What a wonderful idea for our troops,& the cup cakes looked so good.I had fun reading and looking at your blog thank you so much.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your patriotic cupcakes! Tunes $ troops sounds like a brilliant idea.

Caleen said...

Such a thoughtful idea for the troops! Great way to give service to those who serve!! love the cupcakes!!

Anonymous said...

I am going to spread the word for Tunes for the Troops. Thank you. I am a big military supporter. ~Dee