OGDEN -- In an effort to thank deployed members of the armed services, Myers Mortuaries is inviting area residents to donate to its Christmas in July project.
"We believe a little Christmas Magic for July 4th is a welcome surprise," states a news release from the mortuary.
Last year, the project drew 51 boxes of goodies for men and women in Iraq.
"They were so grateful that they sent us the flag that flew over Sather Air Base on July 4th and a certificate of appreciation," states the release.
The mortuary is planning to surprise four or five local units this July in Afghanistan.
To participate, drop off your donations to any Meyers location until June 8.
For large donations needing transportation, call Katie King-Brockman at 801-458-2318 for help.
The suggested list of gifts includes hard candy; gum; mints (Life Savers or Jolly Ranchers); multivitamins in tablets or drops; lip balm; sun block; eye drops; sun screen; moisturizing cream; unscented lotion; unscented baby wipes; batteries in sizes AA and AAA; playing cards; dominos; crossword puzzles; Sudoku books; CDs and DVDs; plain, white socks; foot powder; jerky; and microwave popcorn.