Sunday, January 16, 2011

Candy Collection for Overseas Troops

KREX News Room

Kids were lining up to trade in their Halloween candy to be sent overseas and make some cash off of it as well. Oral Health Partners and the Grand Valley Blue Star Mothers are teaming up to help our military men and women overseas.

Here's how it works: kids bring in their candy, they get $2 a pound for it, and then it is all shipped throughout the world.

Last year, 500 pounds of candy was collected. This year they've already broken that record and collected more than 600 pounds and counting.

The kids did admit they didn't donate all their candy, and were able to sneak a stash for themselves.

This is the second year this event has been held.

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