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Local Boy to Send More Than 2,500 Packs of Gum to Soldiers Overseas

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A few weeks ago we told you about a young boy doing big things for soldiers overseas.

Ben Hinkle, 9, set a goal to send 2,000 packs of Jolt energy gum.

He more than achieved his goal.

Ben will be sending more than 2,500 packs of gum.

This week he's packing them all up for shipment.

"They are going to go to Afghanistan and Iraq. There's cards and gum and another card inside a card," Hinkle said.

Ben will ship out all 2,520 packs a week from Saturday.

He said he's grateful for the community who's helped him.