We have a terrific local organization that recognizes and thanks our local military who are serving their country, either overseas or on duty here in the United States.

Adopt-A-Sox is an all-volunteer, Bozeman-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that gathers donated items from individuals and companies, as well as purchasing useful and needed items for care packages to send to our local troops wherever they're standing a post.

Cash donations also help to cover overseas shipping costs for large holiday packages for deployed troops, and for those serving by standing ready here at home. They also allow Adopt-A-Sox to buy grocery store gift cards to help them during the Christmas season.

You may show your support and appreciation to our troops by donating at any Big Sky Western Bank or by sending your check to Adopt A Sox, P.O. Box 6113, Bozeman, MT 59771-6113.

If you know a soldier who is active military, you can contact Adopt-A-Sox to see about sending that soldier a care package. For more info, visit AdoptaSox.org or call 406-924-9512.