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Post-Sandy Generosity Honored With Special Montville Package

Mayor, committee members send 'thank you' package to community leaders for donating food following Superstorm Sandy.

A few t-shirts, some baseball caps, copies of the township magazine and a big, brass key. But not just any key. A key to Montville Township.

Those are just some of the items being packed inside a brown box and shipped to Montville, Conn. as part of a "thank you" package for officials in gratitude for their communitty's donations to Montville, N.J., following Superstorm Sandy.

Montville Patch (Connecticut) Editor Ellyn Santiago placed a donation bin at her town's municipal building soliciting food, cleaning supplies and other items. Once collected, the donations were sent to the Montville, N.J., shelter set up by the township's employees. The six boxes of donated items arrived and were opened at the Senior House on Nov. 7.

Included in the box, Montville Mayor Tim Braden found a handwritten card from a Montville, Conn., resident and her pet. "Thinking of you in this difficult time," it said.

On Tuesday, the township committee members and Braden posed for a picture with some of the items they are planning to send to Montville. Committee members said they were thankful for the donations and to have a "sister city" in Montville, Conn.

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