Oct 31, 2016 10:33 PM
Town of Newton organizes Treats for Troops through Soldiers' Angels
NEWTON - Not sure what to do with that left-over candy after trick-or-treaters head home? Save your waistline and donate it to service members of our country.
You can bring your leftover Halloween sweets to town hall where it will be donated to the Soldiers' Angels treats for troops. Soldiers' Angels is a program that helps to comfort service men and women and let them know they are loved. The idea to donate to the organization was introduced by one of the Board of Selectmen's wives during the town's 'trunk or treat' event last night.
"She asked if we had people in town who had too much candy and wanted to get rid of it and if we'd be willing to collect it here. Her company where she works is collecting it to send to the troops and I thought it was a great idea," said Town Administrator Nancy Wrigley.
Donations can be dropped inside the town hall and candy will be collected through November 17th. It will be sent to service members overseas and also Veteran's at the VA hospitals through the state.