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Weston-based dance company Introspect Arts has partnered with a local VFW chapter to donate care packages to Wausau-area troops overseas.
Introspect Arts sold about 100 T-shirts during the past few weeks to promote its end-of-summer show and raise money to buy body care items, clothes and snacks for the care packages. Introspect staff members also will collect items at the Aug. 8 through 10 performances of "Welcome Home."
Introspect Artistic Director Lindsay Kujawa said she hopes to send about 100 care packages through the VFW, which will send the care packages to soldiers from the area currently stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq.
"Welcome Home" takes place in September 2001, shortly after the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11. The story is about a family who loses a member in the attacks, and struggles to reunite as a group after years apart.
The show will be held at the UW Center for Civic Engagement on the University of Wisconsin Marathon County campus. For more information and a list of items to donate, visit introspectarts.org.
? Dale's Weston Lanes will host a benefit Aug. 3 in honor of a Marathon County Jail corrections officer hurt in a late-March attack.
On March 27, 36-year-old corrections officer Julie Christensen was attacked by an inmate. She was last reported to be in the intensive care unit at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in April. Her family has requested no further details be given.
The event will include a 10K walk, run and bike event on the Mountain-Bay Trail in Weston. The cost is $25 to participate. Dale's Weston Lanes is at 5902 Schofield Ave. in Weston.
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