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Holiday help from El Dorado County

By From page A1 | October 11, 2013

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GERI HYDER holds a Silvertip Christmas tree at the Indian Rock Farm in Camino on Oct. 9. The tree will be sent to El Dorado County troops overseas for Christmas. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

U.S. troops are disappearing from Iraq, but they are still deployed in more than 150 countries, including Afghanistan, Kuwait, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Bahrain, Cuba and Italy. In fact, about 173,000 U.S. troops are overseas on land or on ships and some of them are from El Dorado County. When Christmas comes this year, those El Dorado County troops will celebrate with a little piece of home, courtesy of Trees for Troops, a collaborative effort between Larry and Geri Hyder of Indian Rock Tree Farm, El Dorado County Realtor’s Association, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, school children, the Boys & Girls Club, Retired Teacher’s Association and many more community members.

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