HOPKINS COUNTY, KY—From around 9am-12pm today, July 17th, local cheerleader squads from both Hopkins County Central High School and South Hopkins Middle School joined together to create some pretty special packages for our dedicated US troops overseas.

Central High School’s Head Cheer Coach, Lynsie Humphrey, explained to iSurf News that of the 38 cheerleaders and coaches helping with the service, as well as several parents, a total of 40 care packages were made for our military servicemen and servicewomen today. She also explained that each nicely wrapped package contains everything from freshly baked cookies—which were made onsite by the cheerleaders—candy, crackers, homemade cards, mouthwash, shampoo, lip balm, lotion, hand-sanitizer, all the way to other small, but helpful items. Lynsie took the time to thank both Market Place and Wal-Mart for their donations to the service as well.

After the packages had been completed, the girls, coaches, and parents made their way to the gymnasium to bless the packages and soldiers with a collective prayer.

“We are praying over the boxes for safety to our soldiers—of course, if any of the girls don’t want to pray, they don’t have to,” said Lynsie. However, all of those in attendance participated in the prayer for our troops abroad. “Then, we’re going to take pictures of the girls with the boxes and print them out to put in the boxes as well. That way, the troops will get to know who made and sent them out.”

Though Lynsie and the cheer squads hope to have the care packages sent out by Monday morning (July 19th), anyone who has a family member or friend overseas can contact Lynsie with the address of the soldier and they will try and ship a package specifically for them. Lynsie can be contacted by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with an address. She can be reached through www.facebook.com as well.

Luke Short
iSurf News


Click the slide-show player found below for more pictures of the Hopkins County Central High School and South Hopkins Middle School cheerleading teams making and blessing the soldiers' care packages.




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