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Sweet Gesture Honors Troops

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Midland Park Highland and Godwin Schools donate candy to overseas American troops. Credits: Peter Galasso

MIDLAND PARK – Still munching on Halloween candy? Midland Park students decided to give up theirs for the troops.

Highland and Godwin Schools, led by the Highland School student council, participated in a charity that not only helps the troops fighting over seas, but also relieves parents and families of the aftermath of Halloween: what do we do with all that extra candy?

Principal of Highland Peter Galasso said the students took up a collection of leftover Halloween Candy.

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“This will be sent to the troops in a show of appreciation for their efforts in protecting our country,” he said.

“Of course, the troops will be happy to find boxes and care packages of candy that they can share and eat with their fellow soldiers, but parents, as well, are excited to get rid of the copious extra candy that seems to linger until it is eventually thrown away or over-eaten,” Galasso said.

“What is usually an unhealthy negative has turned into a helpful positive and the Highland and Godwin Schools are proud of the amount of candy that was donated—over 300 pounds.”

All the candy will be given to a local dentistry, Dr. Pallotta and Dr. Rauzman, and shipped out.

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