Sweet Treats for Veterans

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Troops overseas will soon have a few extra treats in their hands thanks to students at Riverhead’s Pulaski Street Elementary School. The students worked together to collect nearly 500 pounds of Halloween candy as part of the Adopt-a-Platoon Halloween Candy Drive sponsored by the Brookhaven Veterans Association and in coordination with Brookhaven National Laboratory. 

During the days just after Halloween, the students in Cyndi Haverty’s class collected the candy from their peers and penned thank-you letters to the veterans for their service. The letters and candy will be sent overseas by Brookhaven National Laboratory.