Halloween is a special time of year for kids (young and old) to have fun and go trick or treating. But there are few treats and too many tricks for our U.S. Military members serving overseas. Almost every year there seems to be candy leftover and parents and kids seem willing to share.
In 2014, Michael Embrey started the first “Sweets4Troops” program and collected over 250 pounds of candy. In 2018 Sweets4Troops collected 3,000 pounds of treats for military support groups. Michael Embrey is a former USAF military veteran and involved in various veteran support programs and organizations.
Again this year, Sweets4Troops will be collecting any leftover and unwanted candy. These sweets and treats will be sent as a part of holiday packages for Military personnel serving at various locations throughout the world. Local agencies will forward these treats to military member units serving overseas and select domestic locations through our Veteran partnerships. In addition to treats, a couple of local schools also sent thank-you notes to military members for serving and protecting our country.
If you or your company have any leftover candy after Halloween (and trying to stay on that diet), please bring any unwanted and surplus candy and treats to one of the following:
- DeKalb Fire Department, 7th Street (700 Pine Street) in DeKalb
- Sycamore Fire Department, 535 DeKalb Avenue in Sycamore
- Daily Chronicle Newspaper, 1586 Barber Green Road in DeKalb
- Le Print Express, 1950 DeKalb Avenue in Sycamore
- County Liquors, 625 E State St in Sycamore
- Papa Johns Pizza 203 W Lincoln Hwy. in DeKalb
Donations accepted from November 1st through November 18th. Thank you one and all for supporting our troops.