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Missouri woman sending Twinkies to troops overseas

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Missouri woman sending Twinkies to troops overseas

ORONOGO, Mo. (AP) – A southwestern Missouri woman is sending Hostess snack cakes to troops in Afghanistan as part of a campaign called Operation Twinkie. Trisha Monroe tells The Joplin Globe (http://bit.ly/148NaG7 ) that 384 boxes of the treats were delivered to her Oronogo home Monday. She says she’ll begin sending the Hostess Cup Cakes […]

Missouri woman sending Twinkies to troops overseas

ORONOGO, Mo. (AP) – A southwestern Missouri woman is sending Hostess snack cakes to troops in Afghanistan as part of a campaign called Operation Twinkie.

Trisha Monroe tells The Joplin Globe (http://bit.ly/148NaG7 ) that 384 boxes of the treats were delivered to her Oronogo home Monday. She says she’ll begin sending the Hostess Cup Cakes and Twinkies this weekend to soldiers overseas.

Monroe founded the campaign last year. Her son, Zachary Wilson, was stationed in Afghanistan with the National Guard for nine months. She said she sent him a box of Twinkies and began sending more after others discovered he had them. She said her son told her that Twinkies were like gold to the soldiers.

Monroe has sent about 2,000 boxes with the help of Hostess and others who have donated to the cause.

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