McCombie delivers valentines to veterans

State Rep. Tony McCombie, R-Savanna

SAVANNA – To conclude her annual valentines program, state Rep. Tony McCombie, R-Savanna, delivered hundreds of Valentine’s Day cards to area veterans.

McCombie launched her “Valentines for Vets” program last month and received countless cards created by students, local groups and area residents to then distribute to veterans Feb. 14.

McCombie visited Big Meadows in Savanna; Allure of Stockton; Midwest Nursing Home; and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in Savanna, Lanark, Galena and Stockton.

McCombie met with Ryan Bartell, the VFW commander in Stockton, to hand off a dozen special cards that will be sent to veterans. The remaining valentines will be sent to veterans in Quincy, Monteno and LaSalle.

“This year I directed the program to veterans in our community because they gave so much to serve and protect us [that] they deserve some extra love today,” McCombie said. “The Valentine’s Day card program has generated a lot of support in our district, and I am proud to continue spreading that love today.”

Last year, McCombie’s Valentine’s Day card drive collected 450 cards, and this year’s program surpassed that, with 1,200 collected and distributed. McCombie thanked everyone who contributed a card to the program, which she will continue hosting next year.

Cards were collected at McCombie’s office from Jan. 8 to Feb. 7. Residents were asked to drop off or mail their cards to McCombie’s district office in Savanna.

Visit for more legislative updates and upcoming events around the 89th District, or call McCombie’s office at 815-291-8989 with questions or for assistance on state-related issues.

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