Michigan-based Coast Guardsmen run through Tawas as part of yearly canned food drive

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CLEVELAND — Personnel from Coast Guard Station Tawas, located in East Tawas, Mich., and the Coast Guard Sector Detroit Chief’s Mess ran two miles through downtown East Tawas Friday morning as part of a yearly canned food drive.

The Thunderwater – Great Lakes 1,000-Mile Canned Food Drive started Aug. 15 and ends Nov. 15.

Coast Guardsmen from Coast Guard Station Tawas, in East Tawas, Mich., and members of the Coast Guard Sector Detroit Chief's Mess pose for a post run photo with Station Tawas' 25-foot response boat on Oct. 25, 2013.  Station Tawas crew members and the Sector Detroit Chief's Mess have fun a cumulative 1,000+ miles to earn canned food donations that they will distribute to those in need around the community.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Daniel Frenger

Coast Guardsmen from Coast Guard Station Tawas, in East Tawas, Mich., and members of the Coast Guard Sector Detroit Chief’s Mess pose for a post run photo with Station Tawas’ 25-foot response boat on Oct. 25, 2013. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Daniel Frenger

The run started at Neiman’s Family Market at 220 W. Lake Street, Tawas City, Mich., and ended at the East Tawas Community Center.

Donation boxes for the canned food drive will still be available for donations through Nov. 15 at local businesses: Neiman’s Family Market; The Brew Crew; Cash Advance; Wal-mart; and Sand Lake Sports Bar.

The collected canned food will be donated to various local charities and churches for distribution to people and families in need. Cash donations cannot be accepted.

Click the photo for more from the run.

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