Saturday, July 3, 2004

Auto ribbon magnets available in area

By Lauren Bishop
Enquirer staff writer

Still looking for the looped yellow ribbon magnets you can stick on your car to show your support for U.S. troops? We told you about places to buy them last week, but since we missed a few, here's an update:

• Batavia Floral Designs at 229 E. Main St. carries both the yellow and red, white and blue magnets with six different sayings, including "Support our troops," "Freedom isn't free" and "Keep my soldier safe," says shop owner Mary Lou Parrott.

The ribbons, which sell for $5.50, are provided by the Armed Forces Support Group in Clermont County. Proceeds help pay for sending care packages to troops in Iraq. About $1,500 has been raised, Parrott says.

• AmeriStop Foot Mart, Pilot Lumber Do It Center, Bellevue Beadery, Simply Wireless and One Stop Liquors in Bellevue all carry the yellow ribbon magnets. They're provided by a military support group called Operation Yellow Ribbon - Bellevue, Dayton, Fort Thomas, and the proceeds from the $5 magnets will go toward sending care packages to Campbell County troops overseas, says group member Susan Enslen.

If you can't find the magnets e-mail

• Clasico Gifts & Gardens at 36 S. Miami Ave. in Cleves sells $4.99 yellow magnets that say "Support our troops" and red, white and blue magnets that say "Freedom isn't free."


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