What did families on the homefront do for their loved ones fighting in the Civil War? Tyrone and Sue Cornbower from the 87th PA Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Re-enactors Association will answer that question during December's First Saturday workshop for kids ages 7-12 at the York County Heritage Trust's Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St.

The workshop, titled "Holidays on the Homefront," will be held from 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 7.

The Cornbowers will also discuss and show items from a Civil War soldier's care package and sing songs from the period.

Participants can make a card that will be sent to a United States service member. In lieu of any fee for the workshop, those registered will be asked to bring an item to be used by S.O.A.R. (Supporting Our American Recruits) to include in care packages for service men and women.

Boxes for donations of care package items will also be in the lobbies of the Historical Society Museum and the Agricultural and Industrial Museum through Dec. 14. S.O.A.R. will pick up the donation boxes and the homemade cards to make care packages to be distributed to troops worldwide.

For more information about SOAR or to add a service member to their mailing list, visit www.supportouramericanrecruits.com.

To register, or for more information about the workshop, email aimrec@yorkheritage.org, or call 848-1587, ext. 301.