Candy for the Troops

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St. James Elementary collected more than 450 pounds of candy to be donated to military troops overseas. The schoolwide candy drive, spearheaded by Janet Greenfield’s class, encouraged students to donate their extra Halloween candy.  
   
Students wrote letters to the soldiers to be included with the 25 boxes of candy donations, which were sent to Operation Gratitude for distribution. Operation Gratitude annually sends more than 150,000 care packages filled with snacks, as well as entertainment, hygiene and handmade items.