Some local students made sure Halloween was just as festive for soldiers overseas as it was for everyone back home.
Members of the student group, Isidore House, at Pope John XXIII Central Catholic in Elgin recently completed a service project that involved collecting treats and money to purchase candy for United States troops stationed in Afghanistan, Japan, Turkey, and Qatar. The group was able to send a total of five boxes of candy.
Peggy Payne, House Advisor and English teacher at Pope John said. "With Halloween approaching, we thought the troops would appreciate the timing of these care packages filled with treats. We would like to thank all of the donors who participated in our “Treats for Troops” collection. We appreciate your support."