Oak Orchard students share 257 pounds of Halloween candy with soldiers

Provided photo: Mrs. Scott and her third grade class are shown with teacher Mrs. Keppler and Oak Orchard Principal Julie Webber. 

Posted 15 November 2018 at 8:39 pm

Press Release, Medina Central School

MEDINA – Some very generous students at Oak Orchard Elementary School in Medina decided to donate some of their Halloween candy to the men and women who are fighting for our freedom overseas.

“I have heard about how other schools have collected candy for Troops Overseas and I asked our principal, Mrs. Webber, if we can take on this great cause and she graciously accepted,” says third grade teacher Natalie Scott.  “I was overwhelmed that the whole school joined together to help out and came up with 257 pounds of candy to send to our military!”

Mrs. Scott delivered the candy to Winning Smiles in Amherst, along with some cards the students made. Every year the dental office holds their Candy-Buy Back where they offer a $1 a pound to be able to send treats overseas to deployed troops. They drive the candy down to North Carolina for Packs4Patriots who also includes hygiene products, socks and shirts, protein bars, snack foods, coffee and cards and letters from children in care packages to brighten their day.

“This was just a great thing to do and the excitement behind all of this was just endearing,” says Mrs. Scott.

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