Friday, November 16, 2007

‘Army surplus’ takes on sweet meaning

"Army surplus’ takes on sweet meaning Minotte R. Cuenca Published 11/16/2007 - 1:00 a.m. PDT

What began as a molehill of leftover Halloween candy rose into a mountain, and the beneficiaries were our service men and women overseas.In partnership with Kids Helping Kids Leadership Academy Inc., where young leaders mount projects and raise funds to change the world, mom Laurie Restani led the candy drive in Discovery Bay Elementary, Timber Point Elementary, Excelsior Middle School and Marsh Creek School. Together, her confectionary corps collected 1,000 pounds of candy and packed them into 6,270 bags. The Blue Star Moms of Brentwood and Danville will ship them out to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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