2014-10-23 / Front Page

Volunteers distribute 500 lbs. of candy

This carved pumpkin apparently had too much to eat back in October of 2011. (GAZETTE file photo)This carved pumpkin apparently had too much to eat back in October of 2011. (GAZETTE file photo)Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 - 2:20 p.m. - Volunteers with the local Soroptimist women's group have distributed more than 500 pounds of candy to town residents on Jones and Bullion streets.

The effort was designed to take some of the financial burden off the local people--who bear the brunt of the county's trick-or-treating customs.

"The people were so grateful," club President Dianne Fritz said. "It was a truly amazing thing. We want to do it again next year."

To assemble the candy haul, the club sought donations at various spots across town. All together, local folks pitched in eight large bins of store-bought candy along with $354 in cash.

Jason Dubberke of Pioneer Market then gave the group a deal--that amount of candy at wholesale cost. Put together with the donated bags, it added up to more than 500 pounds of mini Snickers, Kit Kats and M&Ms, Fritz said.

Trick-or-treating runs from 5:30 to approximately 9 p.m. on Friday evening along Bullion and Jones streets. 

There was no immediate response from local dentists on the donation.

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