Sen. Colbeck to hold office hours in Canton

For Immediate Release
May 3, 2012

Contact: Jennifer Murray

Sen. Colbeck to hold office hours in Canton

Encourages residents to drop off donations for the Freedom Center at Metro Airport

LANSING, Mich.— State Sen. Patrick Colbeck and his district manager Ryan Eggenberger will hold office hours in Canton on Thursday, May 10 from 5:30– 6:30 p.m. at the Canton Library. Colbeck and Eggenberger will be available to talk with residents and assist with any problems related to their interactions with state government.

In addition to meeting with residents, Colbeck will also be accepting donations for the new Freedom Center at Metro Airport. The facility, opened since November 2011, provides a place for active and retired military personnel and their families to gather in a quiet, private area while traveling through the airport.

The Freedom Center is currently in need of the following items:

*Keurig k-cups (coffee, decaf, hot chocolate, apple cider, hot teas, iced drinks in warmer months)
*Bottled water
*Non-carbonated drinks (Gatorade, Life Water, etc.)
*Soft drinks
*Paper towels
*Plastic silverware
*Sugar packets
*Cream for coffee (individual liquid cups or bottles)
*Sweetener packets
*Coffee stirrers
*Styrofoam cups (12-and-16 oz. size)
*Lids for Styrofoam cups
*Snacks (peanut packs, animal cracker packs, fruit roll-ups & fruit snacks, cracker packs, granola bars, pretzels)
*Fresh fruit (apples, bananas, oranges, grapes)
*Sanitizer wipes (Clorox, Lysol, etc.)
*Hand sanitizer
*Frozen dinners
*Microwave snacks (Chef Boyardee, soups, mac & cheese, etc)
*Individual servings of apple sauce, Jell-o, and pudding
*travel size toothpaste
*boxes of bandages
*cough drops

“The Freedom Center at Metro Airport is open and available for members of our military to relax and enjoy time with family members while passing through the airport,” Colbeck, R-Canton, said. “The Center is currently in need of items that will make their brief stop there more convenient and stress-free. Donating items to the Center is one way that we can show our appreciation for their service to our country.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment during the in-district office hours, please call Ryan Eggenberger at: 517-373-7350.


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