The scariest part about Halloween is the way that just two weeks after the ghosts and ghouls go away, the pounds and tooth decay show up. Time to break it to your trick-or-treaters gently: it’s been a wild ride, but the candy has got to go. Right now, this town has enough Hershey bars, Sour Patch, and Twizzlers in circulation to sugar up the entire United States armed forces serving overseas.
So help do just that along with Wellesley Dental Group and the Wellesley Public Schools. You have until Friday, 11/14 to drop off your candy at Wellesley Dental Group’s 7th annual community candy drive at 5 Seaward Rd., Monday – Thur, 8am – 5pm, and Friday until noon. From there, the sweet stuff will ship out on a mission to give U.S. troops serving overseas a taste of home. In addition, you can drop off handwritten notes and cards for our soldiers.
What started seven years ago as a simple candy drop-off for desperate parents has really expanded over the years. Superintendent Dr. David Lussier and Selectman Ellen Gibbs are expected to be in attendance, the Wellesley High School Band will play, and students from the various elementary schools will perform the National Anthem.