Treasures for Troops Q & A and general information...

Press Release Contact: Jim Carlyle
MANAGER/CO-OWNER Phone: (616) 527-9466 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2018 WION's Treasures for troops sends 260 boxes to deployed soldiers! In it's fifth year of the  annual event, WION's "Treasures for Troops" has provided Michigan Chapter #188 of the Blue Star Mothers with enough collections for more packages to go overseas than any other year since the drive began!  Last year (2017) 200 boxes went out, and before that in 2016, 188. Each year the effort has been excellent but this year, the (hopeful) goal of 250 was exceeded!
This year's record mailing is to the credit of all donors, and due in part to the addition of WGLM (WION's Sister Station promoting it in MontcalmCounty) and LowellHigh School's student-run radio station, WWRW helping by spreading the word on the air, and actively collecting in the High School.

The Young Automotive Group Ionia has sponsored this drive each year, and this year provided a Chevy Tr…


More and more involvement is coming our way, for which we are grateful.
We'll add to this as we go!  Here's some ways you can help, and places to do it!
Contact WION Radio if your business, club, or group is doing something to contribute so we can add you to our list!

(Wednesday 11/14)It's "Saranac Day" on WION! Sup't Jason Smith (right) and "Temperature Tom" (as we know him) brought us the handmade cards and letters from Saranac elementary students to the morning show. Over 400 of them! Penny will be at the Saranac American Legion from 4-7 PM collecting items from the Saranac area, and from area organizations! Visit with her this afternoon/evening. THANK YOU SARANAC! You've got some great young people who really care!

(Tuesday 11/13)Please plan to eat lunch or dinner at the Lamplight Grill today, and/or lunch from 11AM-1:30PM with the Gobblin' Good Food Truck, as both of these great companies donate a portion of their food sales today to "…