Lincoln Donates Halloween Candy
Too Much Leftover Halloween Candy?
Sayville students and staff at Lincoln Avenue elementary school found one solution this year for too much leftover Halloween Candy. They participated in the Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program, sponsored by local dentists, whose goal is to get “some of the candy off the streets,” by paying $1 for every pound of candy a child brings to the office. These dentists have partnered up with “Operation Gratitude” by shipping all the candy donated, along with toothbrushes, to the troops abroad in their Operation Gratitude care packages.
“In addition, the Lincoln Ave. students wrote personalized thank you cards to the troops,” Physical Education teachers Beth Bolger and Gary Jensen explained. “As a school, we traded in our Halloween candy for cash through Concerned Dental Care in Ronkonkoma. The students raised a whopping $487, to be donated to the Erin Duffy Scholarship Fund. This program is incredible. It is a win-win for all! Excess sugar is kept off our students’ teeth and out of their developing bodies. In addition, our students can bring a smile to our troops’ faces overseas, all the while raising money for an incredible fund.”