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Sweets4Troops collecting leftover candy for soldiers overseas

Sweets4Troops is collecting leftover Halloween candy until Nov. 18.

Sweets4Troops is an annual initiative founded by Michael Embrey, a DeKalb County businessman and veteran who wanted to make the holidays a little sweeter for military personnel serving overseas, according to a news release from Sweet4Troops.

The program collects unwanted or leftover Halloween candy and letters from local children to send as care packages. Sweets4Troops has collected more than 3,000 pounds of candy over the past couple of years, according to the release.

The following locations will be drop-off points:

• DeKalb Fire Station No. 1, 700 Pine St.

• Sycamore Fire Department, 535 DeKalb Ave.

• Le Print Express, 1950 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore

• County Liquors, 625 E. State St., Sycamore

• Papa John’s Pizza, 203 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb

• Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce, 113 N. Genoa St., Genoa

Social distancing and masks are required at drop-off points.

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Source: The Daily Chronicle

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