We did it again! The 8th annual community candy drive was an amazing success! We had over 30 schools from 13 different towns and more than 9,000 students participate in our drive, making it the largest in size and scope thus far. To make it even sweeter, we collected more candy than ever before! We are beyond thrilled that our community, and so many neighboring communities, came together in the spirit of generosity to show gratitude and appreciation for our troops overseas. We hope they enjoy these sweet treats, along with handwritten notes, cards and oral hygiene supplies.
Here are some highlights from our event:
Our annual community candy drive was in full swing last week, and candy donations from schools and organizations were piling in.
[caption id="attachment_9192" align="aligncenter" width="647"] Candy Delivery from the Cabot School![/caption]
We culminated with a press event on November 5th, paying homage to our troops overseas, showing off our mountain of candy, and bringing the community together in the spirit of giving, and a little competition! This year, our $1000 grand prize was shared between two winning schools, Upham Elementary in Wellesley, and Delaney Elementary in Wrentham!
All in all, we had over 30 schools from 13 towns participating-- that's over 9,000 students! We love how so many schools, organizations, and communities came together for the same great cause!
Thanks to Evan Lariviere for singing the National Anthem and the WHS Keynotes for singing America the Beautiful; it was an honor to hear such beautiful voices stirring up patriotism right before Veteran's Day.
[caption id="attachment_9198" align="aligncenter" width="486"] The Wellesley High School Keynotes, who sang America the Beautiful for us[/caption]
The handwritten notes and cards for the troops will be sure to put a smile on their faces! We imagine that they must be even sweeter than the candy.
A big thank you to our amazing Wellesley Dental Group team for all their hard work, and off course to everyone that participated-- we couldn't have done it without you all.
[caption id="attachment_9197" align="aligncenter" width="659"] Wellesley Dental Group team picture![/caption]
A Special Thank You to the following Participants:
- Ellen Gibbs, Selectman at Town of Wellesley
- Dr. David Lussier, Wellesley School Superintendent
- Wellesley High School Keynote Singers
- Elementary School student, Evan- National Anthem
- United States Marine Corps Representatives
- Wellesley’s American Legion Post 72
- Celebrations Committee
- Wellesley Veterans
- Wellesley Police Dept
- National Guard
- Delaney Elementary School- one of the winners!
- Dover Sherborn
- Other organizations