As you all know, Halloween is just around the corner. While kids get excited about dressing up, nothing is more exciting that coming home with enough candy to send an 800 pound gorilla into a diabetic frenzy! As parents, we face the daunting task of rationing the candy for our children - and ourselves! Come on, admit it, you dip into the candy bags too!
Thanks to one of our families at Woodglen, there is a solution for all of that extra candy that you'd rather not have your kids devour before Thanksgiving.
SWEETS FOR SOLDIERS is a program that the Flatley family started last year. They collect candy around Halloween time and send it to our troops serving overseas. Through the Flatley's efforts, everybody wins - you don't have so much candy around the house, you get to support our soldiers - many who have been away from their families for a long time, and our brave service men and women get a well-deserved "comfort" treat. In addition to candy, cards and notes are also accepted and sent overseas.
If you wish to participate in this program, you can drop candy, cards and/or letters off at Woodglen or Valley View School from October 29 to November 4. The Flatley family has arranged for pick up at the schools and delivery to troops serving in the Middle East. Collection boxes will be available in near the front lobbies of both buildings.
Whether or not you choose to participate in this program, please take some time to remember those who are serving our nation. There are thousands of American men and women serving in our military in order to preserve our freedom. It is easy to forget their sacrifices now that they are not as much a daily part of the news as they were a couple of years ago.