Youngsters Donate Halloween Candy to US Troops
Students all around the Huntington School District decided to part with some of their Halloween candy and donate thousands of delectable items to United States armed forces personnel serving overseas.
The youngsters at Flower Hill School and Woodhull Intermediate School combined to collect 200 pounds of candy. The collection was coordinated by Huntington Bay Dental, which took delight in helping to prevent the candy from making its way onto the developing teeth of elementary school age students.
The massive amount of candy has been donated to the Cpl. Christopher G. Scherer: Leave No Marine Behind Project. It will soon be on its way to American troops stationed in the far reaches of the world. The candy will be included in holiday care packages that are sure to brighten the moods of those in uniform.
"The Cpl. Christopher G. Scherer: Leave No Marine Behind Project was initiated by the family of a local East Northport Marine who lost his life in Iraq in 2007," said Debbie Chin, the Woodhull PTA's sixth grade historian. "Its mission is 'to make one minute of one day just a little bit better for a Marine who is serving in harms way.'"
The Flower Hill and Woodhull students "happily donated their Halloween candy and made heart warming cards thanking the troops for their service," Mrs. Chin said. "The students at both schools were happy to do their small part in making the troops' day a bit brighter."
For more information about the Cpl. Christopher G. Scherer: Leave No Marine Behind Project visit http://www.cplchris.com.