Babylon Students Bag Treats for the Troops

Babylon Memorial Grade School students decided to put their Halloween candy to good use. The children brought in their unopened candy, which student council members bagged to send to U.S. troops in Afghanistan along with hand written letters of appreciation and support.

According to teacher Rita Bartenback, who supervised the fifth- and sixth-grade student council members during the activity, the students assembled 300 bags of candy. Mrs. Patricia Murphy worked with the third- and fourth-grade student council members the day before to bag the majority of the candy. The resourceful idea, initiated by fifth grader Catie H, proved to be a fun school project and a great treat for the troops stationed overseas.