Elwood Students Gather Treats for Troops

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Community service club and student council members at Elwood Middle School recently ran a Treats for Troops drive—gathering leftover Halloween candy to send to local and overseas service members. On Nov. 14, students spent time after school sorting the candy into categories and preparing them to be sent out to the troops. Students also wrote letters to include in each box, thanking the troops for their service.

“Thank you for all you sacrifice to keep our country safe,” one eighth-grader wrote, “we are so fortunate to have such brave people fighting for our country.”

A few boxes were sent out to troops earlier in the month, and altogether collected close to 300 pounds of candy.

“These students are always so willing to give back to the community,” said Student Council advisor Martine Pirolo, “it’s so inspiring.”