BEN BOLT - Students from pre-kinder to sixth grade at Ben Bolt Palito Blanco Independent School District recently collected items for care packages to be sent to soldiers overseas.

With the help of ABE - Petty Officer Rechea Roberson, Class of 2010, students collected over 4,000 items.

Second grade and kinder students each collected over 800 items. Items included toothpaste, shampoo, body wash and deodorant.