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Students in Whiting sending Hallowing candy to U.S. troops and first responders

Students in Whiting sending Hallowing candy to U.S. troops and first responders

Normally kids around Halloween are used to receiving candy, not giving it away..

But that is exaclty what is happening at Whiting Community School.

Children are donating extra Halloween candy to give back to troops and first responders.

All the grades in the school district are participating and kids are welcome to write letters to the service members as well.

"I just think it shows the kids, you know, how to kind of give back and that it doesn't take a lot of effort, you know, whatever you have left just throw it in and we can send it to them. With Veteran's Day coming up there kind of excited to give back and to share with them," said preschool teacher Jennifer Bakke.

The candy drive is taking place throughout the week, with the goodies being shipped to Operation Gratitude where the candy will be included in care packages for U.S. Service Members.

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