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Bronxville Students Collect Candy To Spread Holiday Cheer

Bronxville Elementary School collected 820 pounds of candy during its 25th annual Halloween Candy Drive. They donated a large portion of it to the Food Bank for Westchester, as well as U.S. troops stationed overseas.
Bronxville Elementary School collected 820 pounds of candy during its 25th annual Halloween Candy Drive. They donated a large portion of it to the Food Bank for Westchester, as well as U.S. troops stationed overseas. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
Bronxville Elementary School collected 820 pounds of candy during its 25th annual Halloween Candy Drive. They donated a large portion of it to the Food Bank for Westchester, as well as U.S. troops stationed overseas.
Bronxville Elementary School collected 820 pounds of candy during its 25th annual Halloween Candy Drive. They donated a large portion of it to the Food Bank for Westchester, as well as U.S. troops stationed overseas. Photo Credit: Contributed
Bronxville Elementary School collected 820 pounds of candy during its 25th annual Halloween Candy Drive. They donated a large portion of it to the Food Bank for Westchester, as well as U.S. troops stationed overseas.
Bronxville Elementary School collected 820 pounds of candy during its 25th annual Halloween Candy Drive. They donated a large portion of it to the Food Bank for Westchester, as well as U.S. troops stationed overseas. Photo Credit: Contributed

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Elementary school students in Bronxville collected nearly a half-ton of sugary treats this year as part of the district’s 25th annual Holiday Candy Drive.

The brainchild of art teacher Kendall Fousek, each year, volunteer teachers encourage students and their family to donate candy, which is then shipped to bring holiday cheer to some of the area’s most needy and deserving.

This year, under the guise of volunteers Deidre Doheny and Natasha Yeoh and fourth grade teacher Katherine Bryce, students collected 820 pounds of candy, most of which will be shipped to the Food Bank of Westchester, which provides food to 265 local hunger relief programs.

Additionally, high school students, under the guidance of teacher Julie Clarke, will be sending some of that candy to United States troops serving the military overseas, which includes several Bronxville High School graduates. The remaining candy will be handed out this month when Bronxville High School students meet with youngsters at the Andrus School.

“So many thanks to all in the community who helped with this year’s candy drive,” Fousek said. “We offer a heartfelt thanks to all the children who donated their Halloween treats for their generosity and caring.”

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