NEENAH - Greetings designed to bring some holiday cheer to troops are one step closer to heading overseas.
The "Holiday Mail for Heroes" program through the American Red Cross hopes to send 20,000 Christmas cards from people in our area to servicemen and women around the world.
Wednesday volunteers dropped off the first 6,000 cards for shipment.
From store-bought to handmade, Red Cross officials say the message inside is what matters.
"When they receive these cards while serving overseas, sometimes it is the only mail they will receive in a day and it brings them hope and joy during this holiday season," said Barbara Behling, American Red Cross.
The "Holiday Mail for Heroes" national program is now in its sixth year.
To date more than 2.6 million cards have been sent to troops worldwide.
Single-digit temperatures and light snow are greeting Green Bay Packers fans at Lambeau Field.
A celebration at the nation's first school forest is sending Laona students back to their roots.
Several fire departments battling a shed fire in Abrams.
An armed robbery suspect sustained life-threatening injuries after being shot in Fond du Lac County.
First responders helped ring in the holidays at the 45th annual Howard-Suamico Christmas Parade.
Christmas is just two and half weeks away, and kids and families are getting into the holiday spirit.